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Tip for Seeding for Summer Lawns

Jun 02, 2015 07:42PM

Seeding lawns may be a cost-effective solution to bare areas in existing lawns. Good seed-to-soil contact gives the seeds a better chance at germination. Rototilling or aeration of the soil will aid with this.

Make sure to use the right grass for each shade situation. Bermuda does well in the sun and there are many varieties available to match existing turf. For shady areas, one option is Fescue. The best results come from seeding this variety in fall, and Fescue can blend well with other grasses such as St Augustine.

Be sure the new seeds are covered with compost and watered lightly, keeping them moist until established. Some dense shade or wet areas do better switching to ground cover or hard scapes, depending on the situation.

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