Ask The Doctor.

Gregg Munshaw, PhD
Director of Agronomy
Pinnacle Ag Research Center

Rehab Your Ugly Lawn.

How to Over Seed Your Lawn.

Patch Problem Areas.

Frequently asked questions.

Can I seed my lawn in the spring?

Yes! Seeding in March is best for spring seeding. Based on your spring weather some customers will seed into April and May. However, the earlier the better.

How long does it take for grass seed to germinate?

Most grass seed will germinate within 14 days of planting, if given the right conditions. If conditions are unfavorable, such as little or no moisture, improper seed bed preparation or cold temperatures, seed may not germinate until conditions improve.

Why aerate?

To loosen the compacted soil and provide necessary oxygen to the roots. This will produce a healthier root system.

Do I need to cover my seed after planting?

In established lawns that have been aerated, seed cover is not necessary.  However, newly seeded lawns and bare spots should be covered with a light layer of soil or straw to help maintain moisture on new seedlings.

How soon after I apply a weed and feed product can I successfully overseed or plant?

Usually 5 – 6 weeks. Never plant right after applying weed and feed. The chemicals and fertilizers stay resident in the soil long after your application and are too strong for young seedlings to survive.

How often should I water my lawn?

Cool season turf will need to be watered during the summer months. Water can be harmful as well as beneficial. Too much water can cause a fungus to start in your grass and too little water can cause your grass to go dormant. The general rule is to supplement nature’s rainfalls to maintain a healthy lawn.

How much sun does grass need?

In areas that get four or more hours of sunlight, you should use a turf-type grass blend or mixture noted for sun or part shade. In areas that get less than four hour of filtered sun, you should use a blend or mixture identified for shade.

What is an endophyte?

Endophytes are organisms, often fungi and bacteria, that live between living plant cells. They are beneficial in lawn applications providing plant vigor and insect resistance. They are not recommended for pasture applications.

What is your Return Policy

Mountain View Seeds products have a customer satisfaction guarantee in which, if a customer is not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price of the product as long as it is within 90 days of purchase, and we receive the receipt and packaging.

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