Dormant seeding

October 2, 2017

By Sam Bauer

The optimal lawn seeding window is mid-August to mid-September.  If you missed that time frame, but you still want to seed this fall, my recommendation is to wait until November to seed. This practice is called dormant seeding and is certainly an effective way to introduce new species and/or varieties of turf into your existing lawn.

November 1, 2013

For over a month now I’ve been receiving questions that go something like this, “I know I missed the best time for seeding my lawn which is mid-August to mid-September.

November 13, 2012

There’s no question that the fall drought has taken a major toll on many of the turfed landscapes in Minnesota.  If you failed to maintain turf health through supplemental watering from August to October, you most likely have yet to make a damage assessment of your lawn.  During the summer months we talk a lot about letting our lawns go dormant during a drought and waiting for rain to replenish

October 17, 2012

I’ve received many questions from homeowners recently regarding fall seeding options if they’ve missed the optimal seeding window from mid-August to mid-September.  If you’ve missed that window, but you still want to conduct seeding practices this fall, my recommendation is to wait until November to seed.  This practice is called “dormant seeding” and is certainly an effective way to introduce