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From fixing small bare patches to complete lawn do-overs, we've got the tips you need to grow new grass right the first time.
Lawn seeding projects come in all shapes and sizes depending on the current state of your lawn, from fixing small dead patches to complete lawn renovation. No matter what seeding project you need, we have a solution. Here are some expert tips to help you tackle your next lawn project.
The best time of year to tackle a seeding project varies depending on where you live. If you live in the North, you will have the best success in the spring or fall. The ideal conditions for seeding are warm soil, cool air temperatures, and plenty of rain (or water). In the South, late spring through mid-summer is preferred for seeding since warm-season grasses need warmer soil temperatures to germinate.
Even with regular feedings and proper maintenance, your lawn may occasionally need to be repaired. Extreme heat, periods of drought, insects, disease, and normal wear and tear can make lawns look worn and tired. There are 2 seeding projects ideal for repairing your lawn: patching and overseeding.
Bare spots in your lawn are a common problem, but fortunately, they are easy to fix. Repairing bare spots not only makes your lawn lush and more enjoyable, it also helps prevent bigger problems, like weed invasions, from happening later. To repair bare spots in your lawn, follow these steps.
With each passing year, the wear and tear on your lawn can cause it to become thin and weak even with regular feedings. Thin, weak grass is also a welcome invitation for weeds to move in and make your lawn their home. Overseeding, or thin lawn repair, is a quick, inexpensive way to help return worn-out, tired grass to its former lush, green glory. If you want a thicker, greener lawn, follow these steps.
Sometimes a lawn will simply reach the point of no return. If your lawn is showing signs of significant damage, a lawn renovation project might be the best way for you to get a green, thick lawn to enjoy.
When your lawn is more weeds than grass, or is dry and damaged beyond repair, it’s time for a complete do-over. A reseeding project lets you start your lawn over with a clean slate. Just follow these steps.
Once your newly seeded areas reach a mowing height, it’s okay to start cutting it. Be sure you only remove the top ⅓ of the grass blades when you mow, and cut it at the highest setting ideal for your grass type (3 to 4 inches is most common.) After 6 to 8 weeks, start fertilizing your new grass regularly with Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Food to help keep it thick and green.