We recommend lawn repair in the early fall. This gives your new grass time to get well established before facing Summer heat and drought. Spring seedlings are also subject to much more weed competition since newly seeded areas cannot be treated for weeds.
When lawn renovation is needed, slice seeding can often solve the problem quickly, easily, and with little mess or bother. Our system slices through the sod and plants new seed directly into the soil, eliminating the need to strip the existing sod, till the yard, or provide a straw cover.
WHEN IS SLICE SEEDING NEEDED?
When thatch builds up to over 1“, it begins to interfere with the healthy growth
of your lawn. A thin, sickly lawn is often the result. Older or neglected lawns may
become infested with many varieties of unwanted grass that should be removed
and replaced. Serious disease or insect damage can also thin a lawn so badly that
renovation is the only answer. Lawns that were planted with grasses that require
much water may need to be converted to more drought-tolerant types. For all the
cases above, slice seeding is one of your best and most economical solutions.
HOW SLICE SEEDING WORKS
A slice seeder is made up of three basic parts a) slicing knives that cut through the
thatch and into the soil, creating furrows and mixing soil with the thatch; b) seed
tubes that place the seed into the prepared furrows; and c) disks or rollers that close
the soil over the seed.
Slice-seeding provides proper seed-to-soil contact and results in much better germination and growth rates than seed that is broadcast or spread by hand. Give us a call if you’d like more information on our lawn renewal programs and services.
Remember all lawn repair work is a combined effort from both parties to ensure the Best Lawn Repair results.
Watering is a very important part of how successful your lawn repair turns out.