Reseeding my yard

Asked August 18, 2013, 9:58 PM EDT

I live in the river bottoms in cottonwood hieghts. My yard is a disaster and I'm groin scrape it and tear it out. I want to bring in top soil and reseed. Do I plant in the fall or first of the spring. I do have a large dog who does a lot of running even in the winter.

Salt Lake County Utah

1 Response

Hello,

The best time to seed a new lawn is the fall because there is less annual weed pressure. You'll want to allow at least 2 months before the typical first frost date. The next best time is spring, though weeds will be more of a concern. If you are able to keep your dog off the newly seeded area for a time (fall or spring), it will be helpful.

You can find some more useful information on basic turfgrass care here.

Best regards.