If you’re thinking of establishing a lush lawn around your home, business, favorite restaurant, barn, hot tub or any other area, you’re in the right place. And, because we are blooming into early spring as we speak, you’re also in the right time. Simply speaking, the two best times of the year to start a lawn are early spring and early fall. Outside of those two times you risk either a frozen ground or temperatures that are too hot to keep your new lawn from drying out.
Whether you’ve identified seeding or sodding as the best approach for your yard, Full Circle is going to make things EASY. Who doesn’t like easy? While sowing seeds is typically cheaper, sodding typically gets you to a full, lush, attractive lawn quicker. So, whichever option you choose as more appealing, see below for some helpful tips (no tricks needed).
The Best Process to Seed Your Lawn (or Re-Seed)
Let’s get right to it:
1. Rake existing bare spots across entire desired coverage area
2. Get a seed spreader and spread those seeds
3. Spread 1/4 inch of Full Circle’s BOOST (crucial)
4. Watering newly sown seeds: Twice a day, 6 minutes per cycle. If possible, set morning timers to 8:00 AM and afternoon timers at 3:00 PM. Remember, you have to keep the seeds wet for 2 weeks. Then water normally.
Now, get your lawnmower tuned up because you’re about to be trimming your lawn in as little as 3 weeks.
The Best Process to Lay Sod (or Re-sod)
Here we go:
1. Rake debris out of the desired area
2. Flatten any aggressive bumps you’re not thrilled about having in your lawn
3. Spread 1/4 of BOOST on soil surface (crucial)
4. Lay that sod!
5. Watering: Your sod provider will have some tips based on the type of sod you purchased. Most sods will appreciate a good watering 2 times per day.
With the above method, there’s no need for starter fertilizer. BOOST will give the transplanted grass all the nutrients it craves and your new sod will “hookup” with your yard in about 2 weeks.
It really can be that easy. If you’re starting now, you’re taking a gamble with Mother Nature because she could still send us a freeze and inhibit you from using your sprinkler system. It’s a gamble every year guessing when she’s done with her cold shoulder and when she’s ready to help growers get a leg up on the upcoming growing season.
Want To Get All Science-y?
BOOST helps dramatically increase mycorrhizal colonization. But what the heck does this mean?
Well, recent findings of improved turf grass establishment, root growth, fertilizer utilization, coverage has encouraged many turf managers to include mycorrhizal inoculations in when establishing a lawn.
Why? Because research has shown that mycorrhizae can reduce moisture stress in grasses (Koske et al 1995; Auge et al. 1995; Allen et. al. 1991). Studies published in Journal of Turfgrass Science state that creeping bentgrass inoculated with mycorrhizal fungus tolerated drought conditions significantly longer than non-mycorrhizal turf (Gemma et al. 1997). Mycorrhizal-inoculated turf also recovered from drought- induced wilting more quickly than non-mycorrhizal turf. The data also shows that mycorrhizal turf maintained significantly higher (avg. 29% more) chlorophyll concentrations than non-mycorrhizal turf during drought events.
- Now here’s the kicker: Turfs using BOOST have seen mycorrhizal colonization on average of 40-60% colonization!