How to sow grass in the fall?

The advantage of sowing grass in the fall is that the soil is still warm and slightly moist. Indeed, too compact soil does not allow the emergence of seeds. Although most garden maintenance work is done in the spring, sowing lawns in the fall ensures better germination. Another advantage is that weeds are less present in the fall, which allows you to sow your lawn with peace of mind. Here are all our tips for sowing grass in the fall.

1) Choose your lawn

Choose a quality lawn, but also according to what you want in terms of garden. Is it a garden for the children to play, an ornamental lawn, for cultivation…? The region in which you are also plays a role in this choice, because not all lawns require the same needs in water, temperature, type of soil, etc.

2) Diagnose your land

Before choosing your lawn, observe your land and analyze it. Work it if necessary to prepare it for future germination. Your soil should also be rich. If not, provide nutrients. If your soil is heavy, bring sand to lighten it. Also make sure it retains enough water.

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3) Prepare the ground

Prepare your land by making a plan and choosing the right lawn. Next, prepare your soil to accommodate this new crop. You will need to clean and loosen your soil. Hoe, rake, remove stones, weeds, roots and anything that can hinder germination. Level with a rake and add fertilizer to enrich the soil.

4) Carry out your sowing

Finally, when your soil is ready, you can sow your lawn. The soil should be moist, which is the case in the fall. Otherwise, water very lightly when planting. Unlike in the spring, you won’t need to water daily.

The first mowing will take place when your lawn reaches 10 cm. Mow to 5 or 6 cm maximum.