Helpful tips for Spring Seeding!

Helpful tips for Spring Seeding!

Spring is finally here! When the sun is out and the temperatures are in the upper 50’s and 60’s, it's easy to get the "green thumb" itch! However, warm temps don’t always mean it’s a good time to finish up your spring to-do list.

We’ve received a number of phone calls regarding seeding this spring. Even if it’s 60 degrees and sunny outside, that doesn’t necessarily mean the ground is ready. Think soil temp, not air temp, when putting down seed.  The general rule of thumb is to not seed until the soil temperature reaches at least 50 degrees. Normally, that occurs around the early May, Mother’s Day timeframe.  Because of the relatively mild winter, it may be earlier this season, if Mother Nature allows.  If you seed too early, it won’t germinate properly, and you’ll ultimately be back to square one.  Another rule of thumb is to seed when you feel comfortable planting flowers or vegetables.  

If or when you do decide to seed your lawn, remember, it will impact your fertilizer and weed control program.  The earlier you can let us know, the better. We can also provide you with a free estimate if you need seed work done this spring. Give our office a call if you have any questions! And remember…We build great lawns from the ground up

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