Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter Seeding

I winter-seeded the bad areas of the lawn (mostly the front area where the Township damaged the grass in October and November). There were a few small holes from Poa annua incursions as well.

Winter-seeding involves dropping normal levels of seed, preferably just before some winter weather (although that's not required). We're slated for some snow tomorrow into Friday, possibly. The new seed will sprout as soon as it can, usually around April 10th or so here, and it then has about 2 1/2 months to prepare for summer.

I split my winter seeding into three parts. Part one was dropped back in late November when temperatures became cold enough that the seed wouldn't sprout. Part two was today. Part three, if I can do it, will be in mid to late February. However, one winter seeding sometime during the season would be just fine, and it can be done atop the snow if necessary.

The lawn isn't looking bad for January. For the most part, it looks the same as in December, except a bit paler. Winter color this year is excellent and temperatures have been normal. First feeding isn't slated until March of this year, but that will depend on the weather.