seeding a lawn in the fall

Asked October 8, 2015, 12:20 PM EDT

Just moved to a new property and my lawn is in terrible shape. I am having a company spray for weeds and then later in the Fall I intend to aerate and then heavily seed it with grass seed. My hope is that next Spring new grass will emerge instead of weeds. A) is this a good strategy? and B) can you recommend a good grass type (fescue, bluegrass etc.) to seed with? We live west of Longmont and east of the foothills
thanks!

Boulder County Colorado lawns and turf horticulture

3 Responses

Hello,

Welcome to Colorado!

While this is a great time to aerate and fertilize your lawn, there will probably not be enough time for the grass seeds to take root before a freeze. The following link will take you to a Plant Talk called "Choosing a Lawn Grass in Colorado."

www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1521.html I am also sending you pertinent links including "Lawn Aeration," www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1505.html

"Fall Lawn Fertilization," www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1523.html

"Seeding a Lawn," www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1516.html

and "Rejuvenating an Existing Lawn," www.ext.colostate.edu/ptlk/1550.html

I hope these on-line publications will assist you in determining what is best for your yard.

Please don't hesitate to contact us again with and other questions that may arise.


Tina Shearer

thanks! :)