There are several ways to approach seeding depending on how big and how thin the areas are that need to be seeded, but there are three very important rules to follow no matter what kind of seeding you need.
1. Fall seeding works best. Getting seeding done early enough in the fall to have good germination and establishment before winter will give you grass plants that are much stronger and ready for next summer's hot weather.
2. Seed-to-soil contact makes or breaks the job. Seed must be able to put roots directly in the soil when it germinates or it will not survive long. Opening the soil (by hand, with an aerator or by slice seeding) makes all the difference between the success and failure of a lot of seed.
3. Keep it moist. Before and after germination, your new seed needs a nearly constant supply of moisture. It's not necessary to water a long time in each spot, but do keep the growing zone of the new grass moist with daily or nearly daily waterings.
Use good seed, match the planting system to your needs and push the new grass for strong fall growth for good looking and healthy results.
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