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7 Signs It’s Time For Lawn Seeding

Your lawn can start looking thin and worn over time especially after a grueling summer or winter. The most effective – and affordable – solution is seeding. But, how do you determine when it’s time to seed your lawn so new grass can grow into healthy, thick, and lush turf? 

When to Hire a Seeding Service?

A vibrant and healthy lawn is the perfect backdrop for gatherings and personal getaways. Unfortunately, when soil is compacted and high temperatures cause dormancy and discoloration, the backdrop is no longer perfect. So, what can you do to prevent this from happening? We suggest you consider seeding your lawn to ensure that a denser lawn comes next season. And the best time to seed is after core aeration, especially when the ground is damp and fertile. The process will rejuvenate your lawn and turn it into the luxurious landscape you’ve always wanted.

Here are signs that say it’s time to call a professional to aerate and overseed your lawn. 

Fall Has Come

 

The fall season is the best time to aerate and seed your lawn. During the summer months, your lawn’s soil may become compacted and can no longer detain the environment that gives existing micronutrients to enhance the root system. Aeration allows water, air, nutrients to enter the surface to ensure that grassroots and seedlings have the most ideal environment.

Barren Patches in The Lawn

 

If your lawn is showing signs of wear and tear, and you haven’t seeded in a while, it might be time to call in a professional. Treating lawns for when aeration and seed applications are done, you’re prepping your lawn for quality growth.

 

Puddles in The Lawn

 

If you see puddles in your lawn, it may mean that your soil is compacted, not loose enough for air or water to enter. Compacted soil can not only keep nutrients from reaching the grassroots it can become breeding grounds for insects and mosquitoes...and furthermore, when you choose to seed on compacted soil, grass seeds can get washed away with rain or sprinkler systems.

Thinning Grass

 

There are several reasons why your turf might be thinning, but soil compaction is the most common one. Slow growth and bald patches may be indicators that grassroots are unable to absorb enough water and nutrients. As a result, they begin to die. An experienced seeding service provider can prevent this issue and help restore the grass density that was lost. 

Thatch in The Lawn

 

Thatch or a thick layer of debris is formed when dead and living organic matter starts to accumulate between the root system and the green vegetation (top of the grass). When thatching becomes thicker than ½ inch, it can severely damage 

Stagnant Grass Growth

 

If you notice a decrease in the growth rate of your lawn, you may have stagnant grass growth. The cause of stagnant grass growth is the lack of nutrients getting to the root system.

Brown or Yellow Grass

 

Discolored grass is often caused by soil compaction and can make the whole yard look unkempt and unattractive. If you notice brown or yellow patches of grass, it’s time to aerate and seed.

Don’t neglect your lawn. Get help from Tee Time Lawn Care

Our reliable lawn treatment professionals will give your lawn the attention it needs soil compaction and long-term damage. To schedule an appointment with Tee Time Lawn Care technician, call at 815-609-6969 or visit TeeTimeLawnCare.com.