Have you noticed your lawn struggling a little this past summer? Your lawn can get severely affected by the hot, humid weather. If there isn’t enough moisture in the ground, brown spots can possibly form, or the entire lawn will have bald patches. Thankfully, now, during the fall, is the perfect time to revive your lawn! You can give it a little boost for the upcoming spring and summer months. Here’s what you need to know:

What is Dormant Seeding?

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In a previous blog, we discussed a fall lawn checklist to follow where we briefly mentioned seeding and overseeding your lawn. We wanted to go a little more in-depth about this process. Dormant seeding is when you’re laying down grass seeds during the fall. You have to find that sweet spot of the season where it’s not going to get hot anymore during the day, but the ground won’t freeze up overnight.

What happens if it warms up or gets too cold?

If the weather warms up too much in the fall, the seeds will sprout thinking it’s the perfect time for them to gather their much-needed nutrients. Unfortunately, the weather will turn cold in a matter of days if not hours. The newly sprouted seeds will not be strong enough to take that kind of abuse and will simply die out.

How often is dormant seeding used?

It can be a little tricky to figure out the perfect time to add your dormant seeds. With that being said, it’s one of the most beneficial methods. You don’t have to worry about seeding your lawn in early spring, potentially missing that perfect planting time. During the winter, the seeds have the opportunity to get settled in the soil taking in all of the nutrients and water they can. When it’s time to sprout in the spring, they’ll be much stronger and have more opportunities to survive.

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