Fall is prime time for lawn work. September & October are peak months for seeding new cool-season lawns and rehabbing sad ones. The warm soil and cooler air temperatures provide the ideal germination and root growth environment.
Today we discuss the correct way to spread seed and how to purchase quality seed.
Set your spreader at the proper rate for your seed—empty half the bag into the spreader. Spread half the seed by walking in one direction, then change direction and spread the remainder of the bag. See the below
Choose High-Quality SeedA lawn is a long-term investment, and the seed you buy is critical. Shop at a local nursery rather than a cheaper retail outlet. Big box stores and name brands most often mix the seed with a variety of coatings and fillers, plus they don't carry specific mixes made for your area.
Check the Label!
Always check the label to make sure you are paying for actual seed. Labels contain information about weed seeds, crop seeds, and other inert matter (things you don't want to pay for).
Our Durablend is a blended-seed mixture of 3 types of tall fescue and 1 or 2 types of Kentucky bluegrass. This blend is suited to our environment here in the Maryland, DC, Virginia, and Delaware areas. Our seed is not cheapened with annual ryegrass or other inferior seed blends.
When it comes to producing our Durablend Tall Fescue sod, we use the best available seed varieties for this area because our crop depends on it. Therefore, we offer you the same Durablend Seed we use in our fields...but don't expect a fancy bag.
Visit the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program for more information on seed performance.
With three pick-up locations & delivery, we can get your lawn growing!