WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO PLANT SEED?
With over seeding, the seed is broadcast evenly over the lawn and is washed into the soil where it lodges and sprouts. Another method is aeration plus over seeding. The main advantage of this method is that aeration opens the soil and provides a better germinating area by improving seed to soil contact. For badly damaged or very thin and thatch lawns, slit seeding is an excellent way to too get your lawn back on the road to health and beauty. Slit seeding actually plants the seed into the soil while destroying thatch. When properly over seeded, a thin lawn can be turned into a thick, lush lawn in just a few weeks!
AFTER THE SEED IS PLANTED….
» Water, water, water! Deep but infrequent watering is the best method. At least 1” of water per week is recommended.
» Approximately 4-6 weeks after germination, fertilize the lawn normally.
» Protect you lawn from foot traffic until established.
» Wait to mow the until the new seedlings reach a height of 4-5”.