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Learn About The Benefits Of Dormant Seeding!

Posted by: Nick DiBenedetto on November 14, 2022

Having a thick, green lawn here in the North Shore doesn't happen overnight! Keeping your lawn healthy and green takes a lot of work between mowing and watering, to treating for weeds and providing the nutrients your lawn needs to thrive.

It's fairly common knowledge that one of the best ways to maintain a think and healthy lawn is to overseed it. But what most people don't know is that you can perform a Dormant Seeding late into the fall season and have great results next spring!

What Is Dormant Seeding?

Dormant Seeding is just a general term for overseeding your lawn late in the fall or winter when soil temperatures are too cold for the grass seed to germinate. Typically this is when the soil temperatures dip and stay below 50 degrees.

What Are The Benefits Of Dormant Seeding?

Like any overseeding, the benefits of dormant seeding is that it helps eliminate bare spots and thickens your lawn which not only looks better, but helps keep the lawn healthier and more resistant to things like heat stress.

Having seed down on your lawn already in the spring has its benefits. As temperatures climb in early spring the seed is already there, ready to germinate. There's is plenty of moisture in the soil that time of year as snow melts and water frozen in the soil begins to thaw, providing plenty of water to the newly germinating seed.

What Type Of Seed Should You Use When Dormant Seeding?

Like any overseeding here in the North Shore you want to use cool-season grass types. Most commonly, bluegrass, turf-type tall fescue, and perennial rye are going to have the best results from a dormant seeding. 

Ask The Pros

If you're looking for more information on dormant seeding in the North Shore or are simply ready to speak with someone about your lawn care needs, go to or call 978-769-3595 today!