How To Improve Your Lawn With Slit Seeding

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One of the greatest features a home can have is a nice thick green lawn that is soft enough to walk on with your bare feet. Slit seeding is the perfect method to achieve the perfect lawn for the family to enjoy all summer long, plus it is economical.

 Whether you have small areas of lawn or large expanses, slit-seeding is a great way to improve your lawn.

When Should I Slit-Seed My Lawn?

Typically, every person finds themselves reseeding their lawns either in the spring or the fall. Over the winter, your lawn may have experienced winterkill (loss of lawn over the winter), while the summer can expose your lawn to heat stress (damage caused by long periods of hot, dry weather). Either way, this prolonged exposure to extreme temperatures can kill off your grass, leaving you with unsightly bare patches.

If you notice bare patches, or if your lawn is thin year after year, you may want to consider slit-seeding to ensure that your reseeding efforts will be effective.

What Are the Benefits of Slit-Seeding?

Slit-seeding differs from other methods of seeding a lawn because it deposits the seeds directly into the soil, rather than setting them on top. The seed is fully immersed in the soil, so it is able to take root more easily. If you simply sprinkle your lawn with grass seeds, without creating these slits, the seeds might just sit on top of the thatch that results from mowing your lawn.

With slit-seeding, your new lawn can look as good as fresh sod. Keeping a fuller, thicker lawn can have long-term benefits as well. A thick lawn can prevent weeds from taking hold and help control soil erosion. Try slit seeding this season and see the full benefits for yourself!


Slit seeding is the most effective and cost-effective method to get the perfect lush green lawn. It is also easy enough that you can just rent a slit seeder in which you can save more money by just doing it yourself rather than hiring someone to install sod or hydroseed.

At Exteriofy Landscaping, our professional grounds maintenance service can help keep your condo property looking its best year-round. Contact your Exteriofy Client Care Manager to book your Slit Seeding Appointment.