Raking Leaves

Fall is the best time to reseed your lawn because the seeds will have a chance to collect all of the necessary nutrients over the winter for rich growth in the spring. Summer heat can cause some lawns to thin out or even create dead patches in certain areas. Before you begin to reseed this fall, make sure to spend a day preparing your lawn for the reseeding. The experienced employees at our Homestead Gardens locations have provided a helpful list of tasks to check off before reseeding.

  • Rake: It's important to rake away all of the summer and early fall debris, such as dead grass clippings and leaves. This will expose some brown patches that were once hidden, making it easier for you to reseed thoroughly.
  • Weed Control: After raking your lawn you can start attacking the weeds. Use Ortho Weed-B-Gon Max or Bonide Weed Beater Ultra or Plus to see immediate results, and then you can begin seeding in as little as two weeks. Both products are capable of killing more than 300 kinds of weeds, and they perform in temperatures as low as 45 degrees.
  • Fertilize: Some weed-control products come pre-mixed with fertilizer, but you may want to feed your lawn even more before reseeding in the fall to help the seeds absorb more nutrients. This is because winter fertilizer contains higher amounts of nitrogen and potassium.

Reseeding in the fall is one of the smartest things you can do to produce a beautiful lawn in the spring and throughout the summer. If you want to learn more about how to reseed or preparing to reseed in the fall, stop by one of our two Homestead Gardens locations in Severna Park or Davidsonville, Maryland, and speak with our experienced staff. They'll help you find the perfect product for your lawn and provide extra tips and tricks.


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