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Grass Seeding Services Branford, CT

TurfMasters offers an array of grass seeding solutions throughout the Branford Connecticut area, such as Aeration and Overseeding and Slice-Seeding. Whether it’s a small problem spot in your lawn, or a complete site renovation, we are capable of helping you establish or repair your lawn. We use high-quality seed and fertilizer along with meticulous seeding best practices to insure optimum results for your lawn seeding projects. Even with the best care available, lawns can thin out and lose color due to excessive thatch buildup, hard or compacted soils, or periods of high temperature, high humidity, or drought. Aerifying and overseeding is recognized by turf experts in Branford such as golf course superintendents as the best treatment to control thatch, reduce compaction, fill-in bare spots and revitalize growth.

Aeration and Overseeding

This method is meant to maintain turf density in a fairly established lawn just needing minor improvement. A machine called a core aerator pulls small cores of soil out of lawn areas which not only helps the overall health of the lawn, but also gives a point for seed to be inserted into the soil every 5″-6″ over the lawn’s surface. Aerating a lawn in Connecticut is recommended annually. Over-seeding along with an aeration will help to introduce new cultivars of the species of grass you may have growing in your lawn. These new cultivars are often genetically re-designed to improve their performance against certain disease, drought, and insect problems.

Overseeding will fill-in bare or thin spots and help build a thicker lawn faster. The new seed quickly takes root in the freshly aerated lawn and provides new life to your already established grass. As your lawn gets thicker and healthier, your new grass plants help reduce the chance of new weeds sprouting.

Slice Seeding

Slice-seeding is often recommended to improve areas of lawn that are very damaged and is often combined with core aeration. This piece of machinery cuts grooves in soil, inserting seed below the surface. When possible, a double-pass with a slice-seeder is made in adjacent or diagonal directions to help increase germination.

Here are some points to remember when seeding your lawn in Branford:

  • Use high-quality certified seed to avoid planting weeds.
  • Plant early enough to take advantage of higher soil temperatures that speed germination.
  • Water and fertilize to promote rapid establishment. Ideally, the new turf should be mowed three to five times during the fall in which it's seeded.
  • Avoid weed control of any kind until the new turf has been mowed about five times. Some weeds will appear, but they can easily be controlled later.
  • It takes a couple of years to fully establish a lawn. Give your new planting extra care through the whole first season.