This is the time of year my lawn looks its best. From about February to April is its peak. Last year, I tore up the dirt and seeded in a drought tolerant blend in November. This gave me an even longer lush looking lawn, from December to June, then the hot, drought afflicted summer months took its toll, making it hard and brown.
I still have one bag of seed left of that drought-tolerant mix (actually, not tolerant enough for our extremely hot summers). The weather forecast says we're about to get four days of free water courtesy of Mother Nature.
This is the perfect time to put that last bag in the spreader and overseed the lawn.
While the lawn is looking good, it still hosts of lot of weeds and sports a few bald spots where I dug some of those intruders up. I take my spike tool and aerate those spots, giving the seed holes to take root in.
I go over the entire lawn twice, the bald spots get four passes with the spreader.
Seed spread, time to go in before the rain starts coming down. It may still be a drought but we should be getting at least twice as much water as last year.
I'll be eager to see how long the lawn lasts this year.
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