Get Ready for Fall Seeding Season

Aug. 8th, 2018 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

The area experienced record-setting rainfall in May and an extraordinarily wet June. During that time, fungus—which thrives in wet, cool weather—was masked by the equally thriving turf.

But with an exceptionally dry spell over the past five or six weeks, stress from drought has descended and the prevalent underlying damage is now plainly apparent.

At this point, the centerpiece of your game plan should be a seeding project between mid-August and Labor Day weekend. A 21-day growth period from germination to full growth is normal, after which you can mow for the first time.

Time Is Now to Prep for Fall Seeding Season

Aug. 23rd, 2016 by W Scott McAdam Jr.

Soil endures significant environmental stresses: periods of heavy rain, punctuated by prolonged dry spells, among other fluctuations that generate plenty of energy within the turf. One of the effects is a rising risk of fungal diseases descending on your lawn. 

To combat that threat, between now and Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to begin your seeding project. Note: a 21-day growth period from germination to full growth is normal, after which you can mow for the first time.

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