Now’s the Time to Re-Seed Your Lawn

The two best times to re-seed your lawn are just on the cusp of both the transition seasons. By that I mean, right at the end of winter, just before spring, and at the tail end of fall, heading into winter.

So assuming you don’t have any kind of snows or ice building up on the ground in your yard (I mean, it’s 60 degrees in March…) now is as good a time as any to put down some fresh grass seed.

Every bag of seed comes with its own instructions. If you’re doing it on your own, then you’ll want to pay close attention to the recommended settings on your seed spreader to ensure you’re covering as much space as needed. If you’re having a landscaper do the job – well, don’t sweat it. They’re pros. Sit back, relax, and watch them knock it out for you.

One thing I’ve always been conscious of is the safety element of putting down garden products, especially when it comes to kids and pets. Make sure you check all labels before applying treatment to your yard.

The natural seeding likely asks you to keep the area undisturbed for 24 hours or so, but will also indicate if you need to keep out of reach of children and pets. I’d also encourage you to do your due diligence in reading up on all lawn treatments available before applying it to your yard.

Grass seeds also need regular watering, but not OVER watering. So you’ll want to keep an eye on the forecast and supplement any lack of rain water with some sprinklers or a quick soak from the garden hose.