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Slice Seeding Newtown, CT

Slice Seeding Newtown, CT

TurfMasters offers an array of grass seeding solutions throughout the Newtown 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 Newtown such as golf course superintendents as the best treatment to control thatch, reduce compaction, fill-in bare spots and revitalize growth.

Thin Lawns or Heavy Thatch

Can you see the soil or thatch layer when you look down at the grass? Thinness allows weeds to get started in the lawn and causes the lawn to dry out much faster. A thin lawn should be seeded. The opposite is true as well, if the thatch layer becomes so heavy that the primary root system is growing more in the thatch than in the soil below. Shallow thatch-rooted lawns are much more susceptible to drought damage.

Late-Season Seeding

Late summer is the time to decide what, if any, seeding work your lawn will need this year. Careful advance planning and follow-up can make the difference between seeding success and failure. Below are a few of the conditions that call for seeding work.

Remember these pointers:

  • 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.