5 Lawn Seeding Tips

To Set You up for Success

Best Types of Grass for Indiana

Fall is the perfect time Seeding might seem like the easiest part of your lawn care, but there are some things you can do to make your efforts more effective. Read these lawn seeding tips before getting started.

Lawn Seeding Tips

1. Aerate First

Aeration is the process of pulling little plugs of dirt out of the ground to alleviate soil compaction, which can prevent your grass from thriving. It’s common to combine aeration and seeding because the little holes that aeration creates provide the perfect spots for seeds to take root.

In addition to core aeration, a manual process, we offer liquid aeration that more thoroughly alleviates compaction.  

2. Use the Right Seed

Do you know what type of grass you have? It’s important to choose the right grass for your lawn to ensure it thrives. Some grasses are best for shady areas while others do better in the sun.

3. Choose Your Method

If it’s a small space, you can seed by hand. Take a handful and evenly toss it onto the area you want to cover.

If you’re covering your entire lawn, you might want to choose a spreader. Push this wheeled tool around your lawn and it evenly spreads seed as you go.

4. Overseed

It’s common to use the overseeding method when growing new grass. Instead of a light spreading of seed, you cover the ground more thoroughly using more seeds than necessary. This will help make your lawn thicker and encourage successful growth.

5. Call Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape—We Know Lawn Seeding Tips and More

Shades of Green is your neighborhood lawn care company serving homeowners and business owners in Lafayette, Indiana. We understand the amount of time and hard work that goes into maintaining healthy, beautiful lawns and landscaping. By choosing Shades of Green Lawn & Landscape as your lawn care company, you are protecting your investment and ensuring that it grows in value year after year. We offer four lawn care packages so there is something for every lawn and every budget.