When you have bare areas in your lawn that you need to establish a healthy turf, slit seeding is a great decision to make. Slit seeding is very different from the normal seeding process you may see being done on the side of highways or by very amateur landscapers! Slit seeding will create seed to soil contact when applying the seeds to the ground. Slightly burying the seeds and shaking the soil will give the seeds a much higher chance of survival. We also apply some shredded straw and spray with a seed starter to help germination. Once we apply the seeds, it’s up to you to keep them alive! Water them just enough to keep the seeds and young plants moist. Do not cut the grass until it reaches 2 to 3 inches. Cut once, then let it mature further.