GRASS SEEDING IN FALL PROMOTES OPTIMAL ROOT GROWTH

GRASS SEEDING IN FALL PROMOTES OPTIMAL ROOT GROWTH

 

Many lawns and pastures are in poor condition by summers end. Foot traffic and play on lawns, the grazing of pastures, plus extended dry weather, insect and weed pressure, has left our grass with reduced vigor and poor density. Fall is a great time to remedy this, by either over-seeding or completely reseeding our lawns or pastures to establish a healthy stand of grass again.

Fall in the PNW is still relatively warm, plus some rain begins to show up on a regular basis. This kind of weather promotes excellent seed germination. The shorter light periods of our fall days stimulate this newly germinated seed to develop a deeper, stronger, well developed root system. This is a response to the impending harsh winter months.  Fall planted grass seed tends to be denser, healthier, and grow vigorously with the arrival of spring.

Lime and a starter fertilizer or 16-16-16 fertilizer should be applied at recommended rates when the grass seed is planted. This will aid in the establishment of the grass and development of a strong root system.

Burns Feed Store carries a variety of grass seed blends for lawns and pastures. Lime is available in powdered, pelletized, or granular dolomitic form.  Starter fertilizer, 16-16-16, and fall Winterizer fertilizers are in stock too. Our staff can help you plan your lawn or pasture seeding project, advising you on the products and tools necessary to complete your seeding job successfully.