There are several methods of establishing new turf, including seeding grass and sod installation. Both methods have advantages and disadvantages and you should consult with a lawn care professional to determine which method is right for your lawn.
Seeding grass is a beneficial practice that can be performed on new or existing lawns. Many grass types lose density over time and require periodic seeding to maintain a dense, thick lawn. Seeding grass also adds new varieties that diversify the genetics of an existing lawn. This improves the resistance to disease, insects, drought and other stresses. In warm season turf, seeding grass with cool season turf can be used to maintain a uniform green color over the winter months when the lawn is dormant.
Seeding grass has many benefits:
Scotts grass seed varieties are developed and then tested in national evaluations all across the country before being introduced. Turf quality, pest resistance/tolerance and stress tolerance are all factors considered in selecting a new variety. It takes many years to develop and introduce a new variety.
Once you have finished seeding grass or laying sod, there are a number of additional lawn care steps that should be taken to ensure your turf grows into a healthy lawn that is full and lush. These steps include establishing a lawn watering schedule, applications of selective weed control treatments and other lawn maintenance requirements.
Scotts LawnService is the trusted industry leader for professional quality lawn care. Our exclusive lawn care products include premium grass seeds and professional-grade fertilizers; our lawn service teams are comprised of highly trained, industry-certified professionals. Contact a representative today for lawn care services available in your area and to learn how you can enjoy a lush, thicker lawn that only Scotts LawnService can deliver.