Your lawn is your first impression. Let us help you make it the best it can be. We carry a full line of seed by Scott’s & Jonathan Green for all light conditions & applications. You’ll find all of the fertilizers & soil amendments you need to keep it looking its best for many seasons to come.
~ When & How to seed ~
The best times for seeding new lawn or over-seeding your existing lawn is Spring & Fall. The cool nights & warm days are perfect for grass seed germination & growth. You’ll want to make sure you have the following items:
- Grass Seed
- Top soil or Lawn soil
- Straw (optional)
- pH tester kit (optional)
- Starter Fertilizer (optional)
We’ve simplified the lawn seeding steps down to the basic. Your situation may require more or less work.
- If you’re starting on bare ground, scratch the surface with your rake to loosen up the top inch. If you’re over seeding it’s always a good idea to de-thatch the area before laying your seed. If you’re over-seeding your entire lawn a de-thatcher attachment on a tractor or tiller will make quick work of the job.
- Lay your grass seed down according to the directions on the back of the package.
For over-seeding, skip steps 3 & 4
- Sprinkle down your top soil or lawn soil. Your new seed only needs 1/4″ or less of soil for germination & rooting to take place.
- Lay down a thin layer of straw to help protect your new seed from drying out too quickly & local feathery seed thieves.
- Water your freshly laid seed. How much? Enough to keep the area moist without forming puddles is a good rule of thumb. Be sure to keep newly seeded lawns moist (did you remember to law straw?), dried out seed is dead seed.
- Sit back and wait for your seed to sprout! It’s recommended to let your newly sprouted lawn get a little shaggy before its first cut.