Lawn Care Tips
Tips for Your Lawn
We all know sod is the quickest way to set-up grass, but you can save a lot of money with a little extra work with seeding. Seeding your lawn is much easier if you take care of these five things:
Because Orlando doesn’t quite have a 4-season climate, your window for planting is wider, however, it’s generally best to plant in fall August-September or in spring March-April. But in the spring you will have more weed competition and need to exterminate them. The problem with this is weed killer sprays are not good for the new grass, so we suggest planting in the fall for best odds of success.
For best results, have your soil tested before you seed your lawn. Then follow through on all the recommended amendments. Fertile soil makes all the difference. Also, make sure you till the soil properly if you are planting on harder dirt and a layer of fresh soil will also increase your chances.
Soak the soil before you spread the grass seed. After you’ve spread the seed, keep it moist until it germinates, and then continue daily watering. Once the new grass is an inch tall, we recommend cutting back to watering every other day, and then to every third day after two weeks.
Care with chemicals.
A word of caution about weeds: killer sprays and solutions of chemicals don’t mix well with new lawns. Your best bet is to wait until your new lawn is mature and then use your arsenal to tackle those weeds.
Stay off the yard!
You can mow your new lawn when it needs it, but save the football games for next season!