If your fescue lawn is looking thin and brown, or you are starting fresh with a bare lawn, you might be thinking about seeding. Seeding is a great way to introduce healthy turf to your lawn, and if done correctly, you’ll see a thick and green lawn as a result.
When we seed fescue lawns, we apply peat moss to the soil as opposed to wheat straw like most use. The organic Canadian peat moss we use better conditions the clay soil and insulates the seed, eliminating raking after germination. It provides better support for the thin and bare areas of your lawn. Peat moss provides a number of benefits to your lawn, including the improvement of aeration. It is more than 95% organic material, which adds nutrients to your lawn’s soil.
Here are 5 benefits of using peat moss:
- Blends into the soil and turf vs. unsightly straw
- Decomposes faster
- Retains moisture better
- Fewer weed seeds than straw
- Acts as a soil conditioner
The fall is a great time to seed your lawn if you have fescue grass. This cool season grass does best in the cooler months of fall, allowing the seed to get established and grow. You want to seed when it complements the natural growing season of your lawn. Keep in mind that a newly seeded lawn will need one full growing season before it’s mature and well-established. Talk to your local Turf Masters lawn expert to see when it might be the right time to seed your lawn.
If your lawn is looking bare and you’d like to chat about core aeration (which is typically performed first) and seeding, reach out to us!