When Power Seeding for a Yard Do You Need to Kill what's There?

When Power Seeding for a Yard Do You Need to Kill what's There?

Homeowners confronted with a damaged yard that has suffered from drought, insects, disease or heavy wear might wonder how they could restore their turf to its former glory. Power seeding, also known as slit seeding, can be an effective way to revive thin, tired lawns without having to kill the existing grass. Late summer through early autumn is the best time for renovating a yard by power seeding.

Candidate Yard

Your yard is a candidate for renovation with electricity seeding in case it still contains 50 percent or more of healthy turf grass coverage intermixed with the thin locations. In such a circumstance, you do not need to kill present bud. But if your lawn is mainly weeds and weedy grasses, with hardly any desirable turf grass, renovation with electricity seeding will not help. With a rather bad, weedy yard, your best bet is to kill the existing vegetation with a non-persistent herbicide, till up the soil, fertilize and re-seed with new grass.

How Seeders Work

Power-seeding machines are readily available for lease in most towns and cities. Power Damp drives grass seed into the soil at the right thickness for optimum germination. A power-seeding machine employs a string of engine-driven, rotating, vertical, knife-like blades to cut superficial parallel grooves in the soil. The grooves normally are involving 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch deep and typically spaced about 1 1/2 inches apart, although some manufacturers use a broader groove spacing. Then the machine drops grass seed from an on-board hopper to the grooves as it goes forward. This increases the seed-to-soil contact needed for a good germination rate and reduces seed reduction from hungry birds or heavy rainfall.

Employing the Machine

Mow the yard close to the ground before electricity seeding. Power seeders measure out fishing in a steady speed. The seeding rate is user-adjustable for distinct lawn grass species. The seeder manufacturer’s seeding rate recommendations typically are attached to the bud seed hopper. Manufacturers of these machines generally advise that you create two passes on the yard at a 45-degree angle to each other, together with the seeding speed set at half the recommended speed for your grass type. After seeding, examine the turf with a lawn roller to shut the open slits.

Watering and Mowing

Lightly water the newly renovated lawn when possible. Maintain the top 1/2 inch of soil consistently moist but not soaking wet for the first three weeks after seeding. As a result, you apply 1/4 to 1/2 inch of water every day. Once the bud is well-established, it is possible to water deeply once or twice per week. Start mowing when the grass reaches 4 inches high. Set the mower height to 3 inches.

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