GRASS SEED - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of grass seed should I purchase?
Buy your grass seed based on quality, not price - it will be a great investment for your home. Once your seed is established, your lawn will be around for a long time.
When is the best time to plant my grass seed?
Plant your grass seed in the spring (May to mid June) or fall (September to early October).
How do I get rid of weeds in my lawn?
Over-seeding is the best way to fight weeds in your lawn. If your lawn is heathy, weeds will be crowded out and will have a harder time taking root. Over-seed by spreading grass seed over your existing lawn to make your current lawn thicker. For best results, rake in a thin layer of lawn soil before spreading seed.
How often to I have to water my newly planted lawn?
Watering your new seedlings is crucial until they are established
Never allow the soil where the seed is planted to dry out.
Avoid puddles of water when watering.
*TIP: Best time to water your lawn is early in the morning.
How long does it take grass seed to germinate?
Depending on the mixture, you should expect initial growth to begin in 5-7 days providing moisture is available to the seedlings and the soil is warm enough.
How do I get a nice looking lawn?
Over-seed and Fertilize
Over-seeding your lawn every year will help thicken and improve the appearance of your lawn. Fertilizer will give you lawn the nutrients it needs to grow property and fight off weeds and bare patches.
How do I plant my grass seed?
It is best to spread grass seed with a hand or broadcast spreader to ensure even distribution.
A frequent mistake made with planting grass seed is planting it on thin topsoil. Lightly rake the soil surface to ensure good seed to soil contact after applying the seed. Avoid burying the seed too deeply.
If seed is planted too deep, it may fail to emerge. A planting depth of 2 mm (1/16 inches) is ideal.
*TIP: Seed cannot germinate without seed to soil contact.
How do I get rid of insects from my lawn naturally?
One of the best ways to keep insects away from your lawn is by keeping your lawn thick and healthy by over-seeding.