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Fall SEEDING is one of the most important steps to complete if you want a lawn your neighbors that looks good year after year. Even as we have had a wet and cool summer this year, there are still areas of your lawn that can benefit by seeding.

Aerating works to increase the heath and appearance of your lawn because it opens up the soil and allows new nutrients, seed, and oxygen to penetrate into the root zone of your grass. As a result your lawn has a better chance of thriving season after season.

Areas along curb, street, sidewalk and driveways edges take a beating from trimming as summer progresses. Re-supplying thin areas with a new round of grass seed will help thicken the turf and keep weeds out.

A beautiful lawn season after season can only be achieved by consistently performing regular fertilizer, herbicide, mechanical, irrigation, mowing, and seeding services.

Unfortunately, having an award winning lawn is a result of many key factors (like those listed above) coming together to create an environment suitable for your turf. It takes commitment from both a financial standpoint, as well as time. A beautiful lawn doesn’t happen overnight, not even if you sod!

So, now that we’ve been transparent with what is really required to have an awesome lawn, if you’re up to the challenge of and want to make it happen this year, Winkler’s is your company to do just that. We’re a full service lawn and landscape service provider.

Winkler’s recommends performing mechanical services such as aerating or verticutting when seeding. These services increase the seed to soil contact and will increase the germination rate of your new seed.

After you have aerate or verticut, it is best to begin performing routine fertilizer and weed control applications. Winkler’s offer’s a slew of turf programs to provide the right nutrients and products that will encourage the growth, health, and improve the color of your lawn.

New seed will lay dormant, unless watering is performed. This is important in conjunction with steps one and two mentioned above, as well as, through the end of the growing season. Your new seed will need regular watering to enable root growth and maintain the steady flow of moisture needed to keep it thriving.

Regular lawn maintenance services, mowing, is recommended once the new grass seed blades reach 4-6″ in height. By holding off mowing until the new grass reaches 4-6″ in height, you will allow for the new grass to root in and become stable. If you’re not comfortable mowing, or have decided that this is the year you’ll hire out your lawn maintenance, give Winkler’s a call or click below to contact us. Don’t wait too long, as you might not be able to mow your lawn after fertilizing it and it thickening up as a result of the new seed.

If you’ve read this far, you might be overwhelmed by what it takes to make or keep your lawn beautiful. Don’t be. Others have done it, so can you. We just want you to be fully aware of the commitment you’re making!

If at any point in the process you think you need a hand, reach out to us and we’ll work along side you to make your lawn the envy of your block. We enjoy beautiful lawns and would love the opportunity to help you make yours beautiful!

Contact Winkler’s today!