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What is wrong with spring seeding?

Mar 23, 2018 | Seeding

Spring seeding disadvantages

  • Increased crabgrass
  • Ground is cold
  • Slower germination (8 weeks to maturity)
  • Entering heat stress of summer
  • Increased watering for a longer period of time (cost & labor)
  • Increased broad-leaf weeds
  • Less effective crabgrass pre-emergent control
  • Broad-leaf weeds cannot be sprayed until grass has matured
  • Fertilizing treatments of nitrogen uneven to existing lawn
  • Result can and most likely will be impaired
  • Higher cost due to crabgrass pre-emergent control

Most towns currently have some water ban in effect so the necessary watering to get the seed established may be impossible.

Fall seeding advantages

  • Crabgrass being an annual dies off (no competition)
  • Intended seeded areas are now exposed for seeding due to effective  crabgrass treatment in the spring, and broadleaf control throughout year
  • Soil is warm
  • Quicker germination (4 weeks to maturity)
  • Less watering (less cost and labor)
  • Coming out of the heat stress of summer
  • Lower price due to Pre-emergent no longer needed
  • Better results

Contact us  today or call us at 1-800-649-9992 for your free estimate (our price is based on square footage).

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