Overcoming Salt Damage: Reseeding & Weed Prevention - It appears that the cold weather is behind us right now, but you never know what Mother Nature has in store for us in the upcoming weeks. For right now, we are going to enjoy the warmer temperatures and hope for the best. With the warmer temperatures, the grass is beginning to grow and trees and shrubs are waking up from their hibernation period.
The following is a question-and-answer exchange between a homeowner and Harold Enger, the Director of Education at Spring-Green. Harold provides some expert tips on two important lawn care practices—reseeding and top dressing—and stresses the importance of doing them in the right order. He also addresses the best time to weed and feed.
It may seem like spring is the best time for planting grass seed, and you can do it, but you need to keep a few things in mind before you spend the time and money to do so. First of all, you need to consider the temperature that the soil has to reach before the seed will germinate.