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Lawn Care Guide: Step 5 Sow The Seeds


Step 5: Sow the seeds

The best time for seeding a new lawn is in the fall. Warm soils, cooler temperatures and autumn rains create ideal conditions for grass seed germination and growth. There is also less competition from weeds in fall than in early spring.

A lawn can be started or overseeded in the spring and summer if adequate water is available. But unless preventative steps are taken, it may become infested with annual weeds. Talk with your Southern States lawn expert about precautions to take if you must plant before fall. We're always happy to provide free lawn care advice!

To get uniform coverage, divide the grass seed mixture in half. Sow half the grass seed in 1 direction and the other half at right angles to the first. A seed spreader is the best tool for even distribution. See the drawing above for the proper spread pattern. Hand-seeding is possible if done carefully and if the area is small. After sowing the grass seed, lightly rake the area to cover the seed no greater than 1/4 inch deep. Grass seed won't germinate if covered too deeply.

On to Step 6: Apply Fertilizer

 

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