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Knowing when to seed the grass will help with the overall maintenance of your yard. After a dry summer, fall is the best time to reseed and overseed your grass. This gives your lawn a great boost for spring.
Here are 5 simple steps on how to replant and reseed your lawn in the fall.
Rake over the entire yard, but especially the obvious dead spots to remove dry and dead grass. Use a heavy metal rake for this job.
This step allows more oxygen, water, and nutrients to reach the grass’s roots more easily. Use a gas-powered machine or a manual core aerator. Both will pull small plugs of dirt, which brings healthy growth to your soil and lawn.
For the cooler seasons, your lawns will need 3 primary nutrients; nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Newly planted lawns or established lawns will need different proportions, that’s why it’s always good to talk to a turf expert.
1. Sprinkle grass seed over prepared soil 2. Cover seed with light soil, or mulch. 3. Gently stomp it down. Choosing the right type of seed is key. The Fall Maintenance report mentioned in the original article. This will help you choose the best grass seed for your yard.
You want to keep your newly planted grass seed damp. You can reduce watering once you see it germinate or if you have increased rainfall and cooler fall temps.