Tughill Garden Ideas
In Tughill, the best time of the year to seed your lawn is September. Grass types that are particularly resistant to the cooler fall weather tend to thrive better besides you also end up eliminating the summer heat threatening to weed out the seeds before they can establish deep roots. In fact, be it seeding patches or an entirely new lawn, September is the month to do so in Tughill.
The whole of New Jersey state, including Tughill is a zone 6 climate so you need to find seeds that are designed specifically to thrive in such an environmental condition. Big stores aren’t the right choice naturally since they tend to create seed mixes for the whole country and some of those mixes might not be suited to the particular weather of New Jersey. According to http://www.mowerreviewspro.com/ evaluating the right grass type for your local climate is always the best way to ensure a perennial growth of grass with little re-seeding. What they mean by saying local climate isn’t just the weather or climate of Tughill but also the micro-climate your lawn experiences such as sun and shade combination, full shade or full sunshine.
Accordingly, the best mixes include Fescue, Rye and Bluegrass depending on the micro-climate. Bluegrass does well in sunshine and heavy traffic but Fescue is better suited to shaded lawns. Rye is decent regardless although it comes up a bit short in handling foot traffic.
However, a word of caution, since all these are basically your average cool season grasses, they tend to brown during the summer heat so do plant a few Bermuda grass types that remain green during summer. This will however require the presence of loose sandy soil and loads of sunshine.
Another piece of advice, because of the unique climatic conditions experienced in Tughill, over seeding is also a danger. What you need to do is start out by raking the area thoroughly using a stiff lawn rake so that the roots can penetrate deeper into the soil. Next, spread seed at a rate suggested by the local garden center. Planting too much can result in a choked grass and reduced growth and too little will leave barren patches in between.
A commonly asked question is how much water is enough? Well if you follow the plan mentioned above and seed during September then daily watering to keep the entire lawn moist enough for germination ought to work. Germination begins in about a week and that is when you need to gradually start decreasing the water. Cut back by a day every week for the next few weeks until you are down to 1 good session each week. In case of rain in a week, adjust accordingly. Heavy rain equals no watering in the week and light rain requires light to moderate watering depending on when you last watered.