The Benefits of Seeding
No lawn service program is complete without some form of seeding.
Periodic seeding results in several benefits, the most notable of which are:
- Seeding helps fill in bare spots where weeds can flourish.
- Seeding introduces new varieties of grass – many of which are more drought and disease resistant than the existent grass.
- Seeding helps grow thick, healthy grass.
When deciding what type of seed to use, there are three factors to consider:
- Light exposure
Rainbow LawnCare chooses the seed specific to your lawn that will be the best fit. The proper selection of seed is critical to getting the best results for your lawn.
How is Seeding Done?
Seeding can be done in one of three ways:
- A broadcast overseeding application in conjunction with aeration.
- Slit seeding.
- A broadcast overseeding application in conjunction with topdressing
A combination of slit seeding and broadcast overseeding with aeration provides the most consistent results. Seeding is an important part of an integrated pest management plan, and vital to the success of our Pesticide Free Packages.
What is Overseeding?
Adding seed to your current lawn (overseeding) helps your lawn look thick and full, and a thick lawn is the best form of weed control.
Overseeding is often performed with other lawn care services such as:
Your lawn will have optimal results when combinations of these services are used. Your Rainbow LawnCare professional can advise you on what combination would work best for your lawn.
Slit seeding can sometimes produce better results due to better seed to soil contact. But for slit seeding to be successful, it really depends on the condition of your yard.
The process of slit seeding involves using a machine that cuts slits in the soil. The seed is then dropped into these slits. The idea is to increase soil to seed contact.
Rainbow LawnCare may not always recommend split seeding. But when we do, the increased seed to soil contact is very successful! Call us today to have a professional inspect your lawn and consult with you to reach the best seeding solution for your yard.