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Over seeding

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What exactly is Over seeding?

Over seeding is the process of adding seed to an existing lawn in order to replenish old grasses that may not be as hearty as grass seed developed using today technology. It is also a way of filling in bare spots that may not have taken the seed during a new lawn installation.

Over seeding Process

Lawn Rolling

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Rolling the Lawn
To Roll or Not to Roll...That is the Question.

So your lawn is a little bumpy and you are thinking about using a lawn roller. Well, lets hold off a little and talk a little about rolling a lawn and the effects of lawn rolling. If you are using the roller to press down on those high spots in the lawn then the soil beneath the roller becomes compressed. This compression of the soil can actually inhibit the growth of new roots and reduce the amount of water that is absorbed into the ground.

A Little Roll Will Do

Lawn Aerating

Does My Grass Need to Breathe?

Breathing is not the only reason to use an aerator on your yard. The process of Lawn aeration creates holes or voids that penetrate your grass, through the thatch, and into the soil. This process will keep the soil loose for positive grass root growth and allow water to penetrate deep into the soil where the grass needs it the most.

Lawn Aerators

Weed Control

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After taking the time to create a health, luscious lawn, the last thing you would want is to have weeds take over your lawn. Weeds come in all shapes and sizes and can be categorized into broadleaf and grass types. Broad leaf weeds, as the name applies, are non-grass like weeds and are usually easy to spot. Some well known type of broad leaf weeds are dandelion, thistle, chickweed and clover.

Mowing Tips

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What are the basics to mowing?

Mowing a lawn is not rocket science. You hop on your tractor, put down the mower deck, and mow mow mow, right? Well, that is almost it. The basic instructions for mowing your lawn is not to mow more than 1/3 of the height of your grass at a time and select the correct height for the type of grass you have.

Grass mowing heights

Watering your yard.

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Does your yard need a drink?
No matter the reason, keeping your yard's moisture level up will help to promote a health lawn. This is especially important if you are trying to promote new grass growth after installing a new lawn, over seeding or just adding extra seed in areas that are a little bare.

Get water to your lawn.

Grass Seed Selection

What Type of Grass Seed Should I use.

Like all plants, there are many varieties of grass seeds to choose from in order to do the job you want. The main thing to consider when selecting a yard seed is the climate you are in. Many types of grass seed will grow well in Florida that will not grow in Pennsylvania. The second thing to think about is what you want your yard to look like.

Picking A Seed for Area

Lawn Installation - Soil Preparation

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Doing it yourself....is this the right choice?

There are so many things to consider, as well as steps to be taken, when installing a new lawn and if you're not willing to do or think about them all then you should probably not install your own lawn. Preparing your soil, investigating your soil type, knowing your climate, selecting your seed, planting your lawn and then taking care of your lawn are just a few of the steps to installing and maintaining your own lawn.

Preparing the soil

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