During the summer, planting grass seed for a new lawn may not be the first order for lawn maintenance on your mind. However, some grass types thrive in the summertime and it is really never too early to start planning out your perfect lawn. For those of you eager to fix up your existing lawn, here are four tips that will help you prepare to spread the right seed when it’s time for an upgrade.
1. Choose the Right Grass Seed
Whenever you decide that it is time to plant new seeds for your lawn keep in mind that the quality and type of your grass seed will always matter. Before you start planting seeds, look up information on:
- What type of environment the grass needs to thrive in,
- The heat of the season you are planting in,
- And how often your grass will need to be watered.
You want your lawn to look its best, so remember the right seeds matter.
2. Have Your Lawn Care Provider Prep Your Soil Prior to Planting Grass Seed
Prepping the soil is one of the most important aspects of planting grass seed. Your lawn care provider will be able to help ensure that this process is done correctly. This means that existing grass will need to be removed, the lawn will need to be properly fertilized, and the soil will need to be broken down in order to be ready for your seed.
If you have a large area that you plan on seeding, we highly recommend making an appointment for lawn care services so that you can begin to focus on the next steps. Save & Exit
3. Plan a Seed and Feed Day
Your seeding and feeding should all be done in one day. So, it is going to be helpful to plan this day out and make sure that the conditions are just right for you to plant your quality grass seed.
When you feed your grass seed, make sure that you pick up a granular lawn food that is made to meet the needs of your new lawn. When it comes to the spreading of your seeds, make sure that you have done the proper research and understand what spreader settings that your grass and fertilizer will need for optimal growth and coverage. Remember, you don’t want to miss any brown spots or lawn edges.
4. Remove All Clumps and Clods
Before seeding, make sure that you even out your surface with a standard garden rake. This will help to remove any rocks and debris that may prevent your lawn from coming in fresh and green. Try to avoid raking in new topsoil or starting fertilizer without consulting with your lawn care expert. This will help you make the right decision and prevent the potential of weeds being spread.
Executive Lawn Care Helps your New Lawn Thrive
If you want to reseed your lawn but have no idea where to start, Executive Lawn Care can help you get your lawn back in shape. Contact us today to find out how to schedule our services in your area.