Thursday, March 2, 2017
Need Spring Seeding?
10:10 am est
Yes last year was quite the epic drought - lets hope for no repeat this year. Fall is the best time to seed;
maybe you did not get your seeding done last fall. Spring is not a great time to see, but...
If you choose to seed
in the spring, there could be some desiccation of young plants
Heading into summer, as well as competition with crabgrass
and weeds, and possible
Need for some fall seeding as well. Most normal pre-emergent crabgrass and weed
applied in the spring also stop new grass seed from growing. Proper mowing, watering and maintenance can help your turf fill
in on its own. Please bare that
In mind as you decide which direction To go.
The options for spring seeding:
1. Seed early and delay application of pre-emergent crabgrass control
Until late may/early june or once new seeds are
up and mown.
2. Apply pre-emergent as usual on schedule- and after that- apply loam and seed
On only the areas you
deem necessary on lawn.
3. Apply pre-emergent as usual on schedule- water in several times to set herbicide-
after that- core aerate lawn couple times and overseed or slit seed. The idea here is to penetrate the soil profile
and pre-emergent herbicide, and allow the seed to germinate in the holes /disrupted soil.
These are your best options,
short of sodding. You may get some amount of crabgrass and weeds
but it should not be over -whelming but expected. There
are some specialty herbicides that
Can be applied to help prevent crabgrass and weeds and still allow seeding, but please
Type products are expensive and are only an aid-not nearly 100% control. Also please be aware you will want
to be watering new seeds at least 2x a day to establish.
If you choose to do spring seeding, please notify us
ASAP, so me may properly schedule your treatments. Thankyou! firstname.lastname@example.org