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Slice Seeding

Fight Weeds Naturally With Regular Slice Seeding

Slice Seeding Your Lawn

Is your lawn thin, older or not that attractive? Slice Seeding is a great way to breathe new life into your lawn and thicken it to fight weeds, naturally. We use a special seeding machine, which improves the seed-to-soil contact as it plants the grass, which is essential for germination. Studies have shown that this method can increase germination by as much as 60%, as compared to simply scattering seed. 

Slice Seeding Before
Before Slice Seeding
Slice Seeding After
After Slice Seeding

Why Slice Seed?

No grass plant survives forever and grasses don't grow tall enough to produce their own seeds. All the weeds in the area make seeds though! Slice Seeding your lawn every few years will help thicken it and make it more difficult for weeds to get established. 

Today's modern grasses look better, stay greener, and need less water than the grasses produced 10 years ago. Adding modern grass varieties to your lawn will keep it greener and more attractive.

How to Prepare Your Lawn for Slice Seeding

Mowing your lawn very short, even scalping it, prior to our seeding is important. The shorter grass makes it easier for our seeds to sprout and get established. 

Mowing Your Slice Seeded Lawn

When our machine digs in, it brings Thatch to the surface. It may look like your lawn needs to be raked, but those clippings help your new seed germinate and it is best not to remove them. If appearance bothers you, mow the clippings with a mulching mower before watering. Wait two weeks after that initial mowing before mowing again. After that, just mow as you normally would.

Watering Your Slice Seeded Lawn

Keep your lawn wet for the first two weeks. It should never be bone dry. Apply about 1/4"-1/2" of water each day, spread over one or two sessions. That's enough water to fill half of an empty tuna can set under the sprinkler.

Set your system to run 15 minutes per zone in the morning. If your lawn doesn't seem wet, gradually increase the time. Make sure puddles don't accumulate. If your lawn is dry in the early afternoon, run another 
15 minute session. After three weeks, cut back to watering three days a week in the morning. After a month, water deeply once or twice a week.  

Leave the sprinkler in one place for up to three hours, but move it if you see water running off the lawn or big puddles forming. Repeat this daily for three weeks. After three weeks, water only every couple of days, but continue to saturate the areas well. After a month, water deeply only once per week. 

If watering your lawn will be a challenge, we can set up a temporary sprinkler system with hoses that will make watering your lawn much easier. Just ask us for more information.

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