This is it folks; prime time for grass seeding in Kansas City, and especially for shady areas that ideally are seeded by mid-September. This is when we go all out for a great lawn next year.
Before you buy grass seed this fall, learn why choosing seed from Soil Service Garden Center can make a big difference.
HANDOUT OF K-31 VS. TURF TYPE FESCUE
Don’t forget to use Ferti-lome New Lawn Starter fertilizer the same day you seed. It doesn’t really matter which one you apply first but most people prefer to lightly incorporate seed then spread the fertilizer.
A few weeks after seed germinates, it’s hungry for nitrogen fertilizer. If you haven’t fertilized the rest of your fescue and/or bluegrass lawn, go ahead and fertilize the new seed and existing lawn with high nitrogen Ferti-lome Lawn Food Plus Iron. This should be done no later than early October but around mid-September is better. But we’re not done yet! The lawn needs one more high nitrogen feeding when it’s still green but for all practical purposes, you’re done mowing. Feed from late October into November for this dormant/winterizer feeding from Ferti-lome Winterizer fertilizer.
The Garden Weasel is a fantastic tool for seeding small areas. It does a great job both loosening the soil and lightly incorporating seed. It’s common to have shaded areas with a thin stand of grass that needs to be overseeded. The trick here is to “ Weasel” in early September and lightly work the ground when seeding. Just remember that regardless of the area, the sequence is “weasel/seed/weasel”. Come by the Garden Center and we’ll show you how to do this.
MOST WEED CONTROL PRODUCTS HAVE SEEDING RESTRICTIONS. IF YOU USE A LAWN CARE COMPANY.
Since most herbicides can hurt seed germination, we urge you to check with the lawn care company to see if they recently applied or will soon apply weed control. This means they need to know your seeding plans. Since 1990 Soil Service Garden Center has had lawn programs for the do-it-yourselfer that take the guesswork out of seeding issues. They are simple and highly cost effective. You can sign up now for this fall and next year, save $$$, have fun and take pride in a beautiful lawn that YOU grow! Come by the Garden Center to discuss how we can help meet your goals for a beautiful lawn.
SOIL SERVICE GARDEN CENTER LANDSCAPE CREWS AERATE, VERTICUT AND SEED – The fall schedule fills quickly so we urge you to call ASAP.
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Let’s keep growing!!