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Fescue Grass Lawn Seeding FAQ

blade of green fescue grass in the sunlight

As a homeowner, one of your dreams is having a lush, healthy, vibrant lawn that you can be proud to call your own. If your grass isn’t living up to its full potential, slit lawn seeding might be the answer! But what is seeding? What does it entail? And how much of an impact can it make on your Fescue grass? Read our lawn seeding FAQs to learn all about this service and decide if slit seeding is right for you!

FAQ About Lawn Care

What is Fescue Grass?

First things first, what exactly is a Fescue lawn? Fescue grass is a type of grass that is common throughout Virginia. It is known as a cool-season grass that grows most vigorously during the cool spring and fall months. This particular type of grass offers greater cold tolerance than a warm-season grass would, and it also offers greater heat tolerance than other cool-season grasses due to it's coarse and dense make-up. What this means is that with the proper lawn maintenance techniques your Fescue lawn will stay looking luscious and green all year round. 

What Are Signs My Fescue Lawn Needs Seeding?

Almost every Fescue lawn can benefit from seeding services to fill in bare spots and kickstart fall growth. Seeding your Fescue lawn will help keep your lawn looking gorgeous and green all year round. When deciding to seed or not, there are some symptoms your lawn will show if it really needs some TLC. A few telltale signs that your lawn may benefit from seeding include:

  • Turf Disease 
  • Bald spots
  • Dry grass

If you notice any of these issues with your lawn, seeding your Fescue grass may be the answer you've been searching for. Our highly trained lawn care technicians are experts at Fescue seeding. 

What is the Lawn Seeding Process?

When you choose lawn seeding for your landscape, our trained lawn care professionals will come to your home to get started right away. Our seeding treatments come in a three-step program to offer the best results.

  1. We will conduct a lawn inspection and in-depth turf analysis to ensure that we provide you with the best possible lawn seeding services to give you the best results.
  2. Our trained lawn care technicians will seed your entire lawn front to back to ensure even coverage.
  3. We will then run our slit seeder to ensure even better seeding coverage

How Do I Care for My Newly Seeded Lawn?

Slit seeding is a great first step toward giving you the lawn of your dreams, but it doesn’t end there. After seeding treatments, our team of lawn care experts will educate you on the proper way to care for your seeded Fescue lawn to ensure that the seeds germinate properly. Proper germination is important for your grass to grow in properly. After your lawn is seeded, be sure to water your landscape adequately and keep traffic to a minimum to make sure that the lawn seeding process is a success. 

Some weed killers prevent germination, so avoid using weed killer until the seed properly germinates to avoid damaging the new grass. Likewise, avoid using weed killer on young grass after it germinates as well. Not until you’ve mowed your new grass twice is it safe to use most weed killer products.

Should I Cover My New Fescue Grass to Protect It?

Many homeowners think that they need to cover and protect their new grass with pine straw to ensure that they get the most out of their lawn seeding services, but that’s not true. In fact, covering the newly seeded lawn with pine straw or synthetic covering can actually slow the growth process. The coverings could contain weed seeds that can germinate along with your grass, causing weeds before your grass can even grow! 

When is the Best Time of Year for Lawn Seeding?

To get the most out of your seeding services, the best time to seed your Fescue lawn is fall, typically September and October. Because Fescue is a cool-season grass, the fall season is ideal in order to allow proper germination. For the best results, schedule your slit seeding services in the fall when the weather is milder and your grass has a greater chance to thrive. 

What Should I Expect After Seeding Services?

After your Fescue lawn has been thoroughly seeded, your grass will begin to germinate and grow into a healthy lawn that you’ll be proud to show off. You will be able to enjoy a vibrant lawn throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons. The root system will continue to develop giving your grass the best chance to survive the Virginia summer. 

Trust the Lawn Care Experts

Are you ready to schedule your lawn seeding services? Contact the lawn care professionals at ALM today! We will work hard to make sure your Fescue lawn looks gorgeous and green all year round.