new lawn seeding

Consider New Lawn Seeding in Late Summer or Early Fall

new lawn seeding

This blog will explore how new lawn seeding works, when you should sow, and how to get started on getting the lawn of your dreams.

Whether you are doing a complete landscaping overhaul or you have noticed a few bare patches in your existing lawn, the time for lawn seeding is coming. If you have never had your lawn seeded, there are a few things you should know about the process. New lawn seeding has much more to it than simply throwing some grass seed at the dirt and hoping for the best. Depending on the state of your property, you may have to grade your yard and add topsoil before you can add grass seed. This blog will explore how new lawn seeding works, when you should sow, and how to get started on getting the lawn of your dreams.

The Seeding Process

Your new lawn has the best chance of surviving and thriving if you start with nutrient-rich soil, even grading, full sun, access to plenty of water, and adequate drainage. Your lawn care professional will take to your prepared yard with a device known as a slice-seeder. This machine slices through the earth and deposits grass seed at the appropriate depth and concentration. Straw is then placed on top of the seed to help the soil retain moisture. Once your lawn is fully seeded, you must water it regularly and eliminate all traffic over the grass for a set period of time to allow the roots to take hold. After a month or two, your new lawn can be mowed for the first time. Your lawn care contractor may suggest overseeding to fortify any areas of grass that are not as full as they could be.

Why Wait Until Late Summer or Early Fall?

Not all seasons of the year are created equal when it comes to new lawn seeding, especially in Delaware. If you seed your lawn too early in the summer, the oppressive heat will prevent the grass seed from thriving. If you sow too late in the fall, you increase the risk that your new and vulnerable grass will be damaged by frost. The planting windows for specific types of grass can be even more narrow, so it can be incredibly helpful to reach out to a lawn care expert. Contact the professionals at Paul’s Lawn Service today to find out how you can create a full and healthy lawn on your property.

Superior Landscaping Services from Paul’s Lawn Service

Paul’s Lawn Service has been offering high-quality lawn and landscape services to Sussex County, DE residents since 2003. We are small, local, and provide personalized service to each and every customer. We have unparalleled attention to detail and produce long-lasting results, both of which are reasons why we have been servicing so many of our customers’ landscapes for over a decade. We offer our comprehensive range of services to homeowners and business owners throughout Bethany Beach, Milton, Rehoboth Beach, and Millsboro. Give us a call today at 302-258-3887 or contact us online. Also, check us out on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.

Posted: August 7, 2019


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