Seeding Lawn in the Fall
So, your lawn needs some help. Maybe its not as thick as you’d like or there is some damage from the summer stress. You think to yourself, I’ll just ignore it until spring. Nope! Please don’t!
Fall is the ideal time to make improvements to your lawn. The warm soil temperatures ensure quick grass seed germination, the cooler ambient temperatures over the fall help ensure best success rates of your new grass, and the wet fall, winter, and spring seasons are best to help keep your new grass’ roots moist. There really is no better time to seed than now through the middle of October.
There are 2 main ways to seed your lawn this fall.
For extremely bare or damaged lawn areas, we recommend Slice Seeding. With slice seeding, we take a machine, the size of a push mower, and implant your new seed directly into your soil. The new seed will grow in rows, so we seed in 2 different directions to eliminate “corn rows” as your lawn grows in. These photos are from a client seeding bare dirt after a patio installation. The first picture was roughly 3 weeks after slice seeding. The 2nd photo was 14 months later, after being fed with our organic lawn care program. As you can see, you get sod like results at a much lower investment.
The other options for seeding is Aeration and Overseeding. This option is best for very small damaged areas or for thickening an entire lawn that is thin. With lawn aeration and overseeding, we first core aerate your lawn. Directly after that, we broadcast spread grass seed over your entire lawn.
These seeds will end up in the aeration holes and you will find multiple new grass plants growing from the aeration holes in your lawn. While these photos show lawn areas that needed slice seeding, the bareness of the lawns clearly show the new seed growing from where the aeration holes were.
Regardless of what you choose to do, now is the time! Call or email us now for a free quote and to take of advantage of our fall seeding specials.