Lawn Seeding and Aeration from Your Local Lawn Doctor
Imagine what 5,000 thousand grass seeds per square foot could do for your lawn.* A beautiful lawn starts with high-quality grass seed and professional seeding.
If you’re thinking of seeding or re-seeding your property, contact Lawn Doctor and ask about our lawn seeding services. We offer expert guidance in choosing the right grass seed mixture for your lawn. And, we ensure your lawn is properly prepped for lawn seeding. Finally, we apply your lawn’s grass seed using state of the art equipment that promotes strong roots and thick, beautiful turf.
Choosing the Right Grass Mixture for Lawn Seeding
Selecting the right mixture of grass seed makes all the difference when it comes to maintaining your lawn’s color, appearance and long-term health. Our lawn seeding experts will be able to help you navigate through various grass seed mixtures and seeding choices. Our expert knowledge of grass species, local growing conditions, and lawn maintenance needs will help you choose a grass seed mixture that’s right for your property.
What is Power Seeding?
The name says it all. Power seeding is about using precise state of the art equipment to literally sow seeds under the soil on your lawn right on top of your existing lawn. Getting grass seeds to grow comes down to one important component – seed to soil ratio. In other words how much of the seed is in touch and even more importantly under the dirt. Simply throwing seeds on top of bare spots doesn’t cut it. You end up with a very low germination rate typically around 10%. In other words, just one in every ten seeds will grow. But with our power seeding process and equipment your germination rate will be over 90%.
Power Seeding Bare and Dead Spots
One of the strengths of power seeding is how efficient it is in getting results. Power seeding is best used in targeting random dead spots where grass has trouble growing. If you ever notice that part of your lawn has become bare and you want grass to grow back quickly, power seeding will get you the results you want.
Think of power seeding a more targeted and precise method of lawn care. Best of all, it works quickly as it promotes fresh grass growth over a relatively short period of time. And with the precise method being used, less grass seed is needed. If your lawn looks good overall but you still have some annoying bare patches, stressed dead or brown grass that need to be fixed, power seeding is likely the best option. As always, our lawn experts can help you decide what will be the best method for revitalizing your grass, and with our state-of-the-art, Turf Tamer power seeder, we can get your lawn looking better and healthier very quickly.
What is Overseeding?
Overseeding is another method to reseed a lawn, but it has different uses when compared to power seeding. While power seeding is best used in very precise, limited areas, overseeding is best when overall your lawn is looking bare or overstressed. Overseeding may also be the best option in cases where weeds have run rampant or animals and insects have damaged the grass. Our lawn care experts can determine which reseeding technique is the perfect fit for your yard — power seeding or overseeding.
Turf Tamer Power Seeding for Your Lawn
When it comes to Power Seeding, the right equipment makes all the difference. We have our own proprietary line of equipment, that we manufacture ourselves in the United States that is unmatched in the industry in delivery and results. Our Turf Tamer power seeding equipment will make sure your lawn receives the right amount of seed it needs to thrive and in a way that best ensures that these seeds will germinate.
Turf Tamer offers:
- Consistent Seed Distribution. Turf Tamer uses ground-metered technology to make sure your lawn is evenly seeded, ensuring no sparse or clumpy patches and now rows or patterns.
- Strong Seed-to-Soil Contact. You’ll see thicker, healthier results through excellent seed-to-soil contact.
- Non-Damaging Application. Turf Tamer has been designed to minimize damage to your lawn’s existing turf when applying seed.
Getting the Timing Right
Timing is everything when it comes to lawn care. Generally speaking, late summer to early fall is the time period where you’ll want to think the most about planting new grass seeds in your yard. Every type of lawn is different, though, and there are times when planting in early spring can bring big benefits. The timing will also depend on your region and weather conditions you’ve had in your area over the previous months. We can give you expert advice on when would be the best time for you to reseed your yard.
Combining Lawn Seeding & Aeration
Power seeding is a useful technique for getting a healthy lawn. Aeration is an essential part of lawn care as well. Combine the two and you’ll get a duo that works together to produce a lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood.
When soil becomes compacted, the lawn struggles to take in oxygen, water, and other critical items needed to grow properly. A well-aerated lawn, on the other hand, gives fresh seeds a better chance to absorb nutrients and develop stronger roots. In the same way that farmer plows and turns over a field every year, your lawn needs to have the soil conditions enhanced through aeration. Speak with us about how much your lawn could benefit from combining lawn seeding with lawn aeration services. Lawn Doctor Franchises offer core aeration, which – when coupled with power seeding – can multiply the effectiveness of lawn maintenance and let your grass grow greener than ever. If you’re wondering if your lawn should be aerated, all you need to do is perform the screwdriver test. If you find it difficult to stick a screwdriver into your lawn soil, chances are the soil has become compacted and aeration is needed.
Learn More or Book a Free Estimate
Still have questions about power seeding a yard? Call today to learn more about what Turf Tamer power seeding can do for your lawn or to book a free estimate from the local lawn seeding experts at Lawn Doctor.
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