Posted on Oct 18, 2019

Monmouth Landscaping

FALL OR “DORMANT” SEEDING

Fall seeding imitates natural reseeding/Frost seeding is the broadcasting of seed over frozen soil following the first killing frost. Good seed-to-soil contact occurs through natural moisture and frost action.Some natural stratification occurs; i.e., natural changes occur to the seed and seed coat during the winter that enhance germination. Germination will most likely not occur until spring. Some cool season species will establish during winter; however, warm season grasses and most forbs will germinate in the spring. Some seed can be lost to decay and wildlife consumption during the winter. Establishment may be hindered by weed competition that begins during the winter. Mulching is an important element of dormant seeding to protect both the seed and soil and retain moisture.
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