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

Boulder County Colorado lawns and turf horticulture

3 Responses


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." I am also sending you pertinent links including "Lawn Aeration,"

"Fall Lawn Fertilization,"

"Seeding a Lawn,"

and "Rejuvenating an Existing Lawn,"

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! :)