With the ever-varying Spring weather, it may be hard to determine when is the best time to seed or overseed your lawn. Here at SVF, we work hand-in-hand with Pickseed to give you the best products to produce the best results. There are, however, many techniques that you can also use to help you achieve the results you are looking for.
- Spring Application: When soil temperature reach 15°C (around mid May-mid June)
- Fall Application: Mid August-early September
- Dormant Application: Mid November
- Seeding Rate: 4lbs/1,000 sq. ft.
- Apply the seed in 2 passes, using a half rate for each pass
- Rake the seed into the soil, covering the seed no more than 1/4″ deep
We recommend mixing your lawn seed with a high phosphorus fertilizer (8-38-16 or 11-52-0) to promote root development in early stages of growth. For the first 6 weeks, fertilize your lawn often (every 7-10 days) and lightly. When your grass is well-established, change your fertilizer blend to a higher Nitrogen fertilizer (25-10-12 or Lawn & Garden Smiles) to encourage plentiful green growth.
- Water lots! – Most lawns require 1″ of water every week
- The less traffic the better! – Do not walk on your lawn for the first 6-8 weeks
- Careful with chemicals! – Do not use herbicides for the first 6-8 weeks
- Mow at the right length! – Start mowing at 4″-6″ in height always cutting less than 1/3 of the blade
- Application Timing: Late Spring or early Fall
- Overseeding Rate: 2lbs/1,000 sq. ft
- Make sure to overseed patchy areas in your lawn. The longer an area is bare, the more likely the weeds will take over.
- Overseeding can help with the following issues:
- Winter damage
- Heat/drought damage
- Insect damage
Information source: http://www.pickseed.com