Many homeowners struggle with lawn care and growing a lush, green lawn. Trouble often starts with seeding and knowing the time of year when this is best. While year-round lawn care from Nature’s Select Sandhills is crucial, there are seasons where some chores produce better results. For seeding, many people assume spring is the best time, but this is not the case. In fact, fall is the best time to seed your lawn. When we seed in the fall, you can expect these three benefits.
1. Avoid the Heat StressSummertime is often the most stressful time for grass. Roots often struggle to find water and nutrients, especially as the temperatures rise. So, if your lawn is young and doesn’t have a deep root system, you’ll struggle with heat stress. Planting new grass in the spring might sound like a great idea, but in reality, you want to give these new seeds the most time to root and sprout before the heat takes over. That’s why seeding in the fall is the best solution.
2. Robust GrowthSeeding in the fall is also coupled with fertilization, which helps support the growth of the seedlings. The cooler temperatures also prevent moisture from escaping the soil, and the added fertilizer provides much-needed nutrients. Because of this, robust growth will show in the spring when your lawn comes in full and green. With deeper roots and essential nutrients stored over winter, your lawn will bounce back and be more resilient throughout the rest of the year.
3. Easy to ManageRainfall and moisture retention in the fall provides your grass with all the water it needs to thrive. Compared to during the summer months, you will find you don’t need to water your lawn as often, saving you both time and money. However, if we were to seed in the spring, you would have to follow strict watering instructions. Finally, seeding in the fall prepares your lawn for the winter and makes it more resistant to winter diseases and damage, requiring less maintenance in the spring.
Call for Fall Lawn Care
If you’re ready to hand over all your lawn care to a team of experts, then contact us here at Nature’s Select Sandhills. Our entire philosophy is to work with nature, not against it, by limiting our use of harsh chemicals. In addition to seeding, we also offer lawn disease control and pest control. So, if you live in or around Sandhills, NC, call us today at (910) 757-0359.