Best Time To Reseed Lawn
If you have a beautiful lawn in your garden, you may have questions about the best time to do the reseeding work for it. If you have discovered bare areas in your lawn or the weed is spreading in a quick speed, it is time to do this job. The reseeding work can bring back the attractive old lawn to your yard. Generally, spring and autumn is the best time to do the reseeding work. The fertilizing work should be done in the end of autumn when the grass is entering their dormant period.
For the grass species for the reseeding work, you have a number of choices. You can choose some native grasses or non-native grasses. Usually, native grasses can compete with weeds well and do not need many weed control work. They can also resist most pests in the local area. The non-native grasses need little maintenance during their growth. A mixture of them can provide you the best result regarding the quality of the turf and weed control capabilities.
Before the reseeding work, you should mow the lawn to a short length of one inch. You should use some appliance or machines like a slice-seeder to do the reseeding work instead of doing it manually. The machines can do a heavy sowing to ensure the rate of germination under some bad soil conditions. Some organic matters like manure compost can be applied to the lawn to provide extra nutrients. You do not need to fertilize native lawn regularly if the soil is in good condition. For non-native lawn, you should apply fertilizers annually and the best time is in the late summer or autumn. You can also use some organic fertilizers to replace the traditional chemical ones.
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