You can also choose from a range of more specialist mixes, like Miracle-Gro EverGreen Luxury Lawn Seed, which uses a sports-grade seed, or Miracle-Gro EverGreen Shady Lawn Seed, that’s designed to thrive in more shady locations.
To give your seed the best chance to grow evenly, first you need to prep your lawn. We recommend killing off the old lawn before any cultivation. Just skimming off the old grass can leave behind weed roots which will grow again to re-infest the new lawn. Clear all debris off the lawn such as stones or roots and rake the soil flat to give you an even surface to work with. You can do this by forking over the surface with a rake or level.
Alternatively, if you have a spreader with a half seed rate employ this setting on your spreader.
The worst time of year to sow grass seed is summer. It’s too hot and dry – the seeds are more likely to shrivel up and die.
If the ground is drier than usual for this time of year water the lawn after sowing seed and keep moist until the lawn is established.
It depends on the type of weeds you’re trying to get rid of, the species of grass you have, the phase of the season when you’re applying herbicide, how the herbicide works, and, of course, how you mow.
You should also note that even if you apply the best product, chances are that you won’t be able to get rid of all the weeds completely. Reason being weed seeds can spread fast, whether it’s kids running across the lawn, wind blowing them around or birds depositing them.
Weed and feed products should be applied no more than twice a year, so one application in the spring, and another in the fall if the first one didn’t resolve the issue. Further, each application should be at least two months apart, because not waiting long enough between applications could cause the herbicides to build up to high levels that can kill healthy grass and vegetation.
Spring And Fall Are The Best Times
If you’ve used organic weed and feed, then you’re OK to add the grass clippings to your compost pile, but if you used a chemical based product, then rather leave the clippings on the lawn to allow rain to wash the chemical back into the soil.
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If you desire a healthy, lush lawn all year round, timing matters! It’s just as important to understand when your lawn needs it, as it is to understand what it needs. One of the fundamental tasks required to improve your lawn’s health, is providing it with the right level of protection against the onslaught of lawn weeds. So, to find when is the best time to use weed and feed on your lawn, please read on.
Post-emergent weed and feed is the most common way of getting rid of existing weeds, and preventing them from growing back. This type of weed control solution is an ideal choice if you want to get rid of weeds that have already grown above ground, and nourish the soil quickly at the same time.