Seeding Tips for a Better Lawn

Keeping your lawn healthy and beautiful all season may seem difficult at times, but with preparation, proper seeding and regular maintenance, you can have the yard the whole neighborhood admires.

Whether fixing up some existing grass or starting from scratch, follow these guidelines when seeding a lawn:

  • Consider all factors before choosing your seeds. What is your budget? What is your location? Do you have pets or a lot of foot traffic in your yard? By answering these questions, you can choose the right type of seed for your lifestyle.
  • Before seeding a lawn, mow the lawn lower than the usual height and rake the remaining turf to thin the area, prepping it for new seeding.
  • If you are going to spread compost, do so before you seed. This will prevent the new seeds from being buried too deep into the soil.
  • Test your soil to learn what additional nutrients it needs and what adjustments you should make to improve growing conditions.
  • Keep newly laid seeds moist until you have strong germination. Do this by consistently watering and feeding your lawn.
  • Whether you are over seeding or starting a new lawn, be sure you are spreading the appropriate amount of seeds for the area.


Grass growth is affected by many different elements, so be sure to do your research to determine what seeding will be best for your lawn.