Dormant seeding is just like fall seeding except it is done when the soils have cooled enough to prevent seed germination.
In Omaha that's usually mid-November thru March.
Cool Freezing temperatures? Don't worry, won't harm your seed. Grass seed acclimated by winter
weather and soil moisture will quickly germinate as the spring soil temperatures climb. Using PrimeraFC® seed dressing
over grass seed in bare spots will insure spring germination. A weed free clay base seed cover, PrimeraFC, works like
a blanket and absorbs sunlight warming the soil and seed for early germination. Cool Season grasses like Green Love™
and Stadium Special™ sown on cold winter soils will germinate sooner than grass seed sown in April. Non Destruct™
fescue seed and Estate Mix™ bluegrass seed varieties are all cool season blends that will perform well for dormant seeding.
Frost seeding is easy,
dependent on the surface of the soil being moist followed by some freezing weather. As moist soil freezes and thaws, small
pockets are formed on wet bare soils and are perfect for catching and holding seed. As the soil dries, the pockets collapse
and cover the seed.
Snow seeding is simple requires a light snowfall (up to an inch) that still allows bare spots to be seen. Spread seed by hand on areas
that need thickening up. As the snow melts it brings the seed into good
Extreme lawn renovating for those lawns nuked by summer heat or fall drought, dormant seeding
can involve core aerating or verticutting and broadcasting seed immediately after. Creating contact with the soil where
seed can germinate in the warming spring soil temperatures. Remember, the soil must be dry enough and unfrozen for this to
now eliminates bare spots and thickens the
existing turf in early spring. No bare spots will mean no room for ugly summer weeds. Dormant seed now and you avoid fighting
muddy conditions from spring thaw and early rains. Once you develop a good dormant seeding plan, you will be surprised at