Have a lawn that isn't looking like a lawn? Now is a great time to seed your lawn. While the days and nights are getting cooler, the soil is still warm. The combination of warm soil, moderate day temperatures and cool evenings encourages fast germination and allows for the establishment of the grass.
Some types of grasses do grow better in the fall than others. Cool-season grasses, like Kentucky bluegrass, grow most vigorously during the cooler temperatures of early fall.
The most common question we receive is how to seed grass. You first want to start with a good planting mix. We recommend one part compost to one part topsoil. We do have this mixture available at Delaney's in bulk and it is called our Planting Mix. You then want to apply about a two inch depth of this growing medium to the area that you will be seeding. You want to ensure that when applying the soil and compost mix that it is level. Next, you will need to rake out the soil. You rake the soil because you want to rough up the soil and give a place for the seeds to sit in the soil. After raking out the soil, you want to spread out your grass seed and get a good coverage. After spreading your seed, we recommend applying a fertilizer. Delaney's carries multiple lawn fertilizers and we can help you choose the right one for you and your lawn. And finally, don't forget to water your new lawn! You want to keep your lawn moist, but not over watered.
If you have any other questions regarding fall lawn seeding or about lawn fertilizers, stop into Delaney's today and talk to one of our experts! See you in the garden!