Lawn Seeding Tips from Gaston Rentals

Is your lawn looking dreary or patchy? Want to spruce up your grass without all the trouble of sod? Seeding your yard can provide great results and it can be easier than laying sod. But there are several important factors to keep in mind. While seeding may be less physically demanding than laying sod, it does require more planning and care. Before you rent a lawn seeder, think about these requirements. 

Timing is everything when it comes to laying grass seed. Unfortunately, the time of year when most yards are turning brown—summer—is the worst time of year to spread seed (in most climates). Grass seed, like any seed, requires a perfect mixture of moisture and sunlight. 

Before you rent a lawn seeder, think about your yard and how friendly it will be to growing grass. Is the yard in direct, hot sunlight? Is the yard sloped, flat, or in a low-lying area? Watch your yard for a few weeks to see how it holds moisture. Try digging a one foot hole and pouring water in it. If the water drains quickly, you have a yard that will require intense watering. If the water drains very slowly, you will have to make sure not to drown your seed. 

Talk to the employees where you for a seed spreader rental about what kind of grass seed will be best suited to your environment, depending on moisture, sun, and soil type. If you‘re planting in the warm season (spring or early summer), consider a hardy grass like Bermuda or St. Augustine. If you’re planting in early spring or fall, consider fescue or ryegrass.

A seed spreader rental, the right grass, and a few hours on a Saturday morning can rejuvenate your yard. Make sure to water the seed properly after planting, and try to keep foot traffic across the seed to a minimum. Before you know it, your yard will be the envy of the neighborhood!

Call our lawn and garden equipment rental offices if you have any questions!