In Charlotte, NC

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New Lawn Seeding in Charlotte, NC

Trying to grow a lush and healthy looking lawn from scratch can be intimidating. Like a painter staring at a blank canvas, you may feel overwhelmed at all the options and possibilities when you stare out at your bare yard, and you have no idea where or how to begin. Luckily for you, RDS Lawn Care Services knows exactly what you need to get started. Our new lawn seeding service is the best method for establishing and growing the picturesque lawn you have always dreamed of, and we are here to make your dreams come true. Just ask some of your neighbors! We have been making landscaping visions come to life in the Charlotte, NC area for years!

RDS Lawn Care Recommendations From Your Neighbors

Blake Bowersock
Blake Bowersock
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In just six months on a long road to repair or lawn looks more amazing than we could have imagined. Can't wait to see year after year the improvements. Owners are responsive and I also appreciate their referrals for other professional, local service providers.
Mark J. Satterthwaite
Mark J. Satterthwaite
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I have been using RDS for several years now and would not use anyone else. They brought my lawn back to life after several years of neglect. The employees are very courteous and polite and know what they are doing. I've spoken to Lori several times with questions about lawn care and she is always willing to help and answer any questions I may have. Keep up the great work - I highly recommend RDS Lawn Care Services.
Karen Williams
Karen Williams
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We have had nothing but great success with our Lawn since We hired RDS they have done a wonderful job with getting our dreadful yard looking Green all year round and doing a fantastic job with all the up keep it takes to make it look great. RDS is the only company i would ever recommend to anyone for lawn service. Karen Williams Mount Holly NC

Warm-Season Grasses

If you wish to have a lawn with warm-season grasses, such as Bermudagrass or St. Augustinegrass, the new seeding process should begin between spring and early summer. Warm-season grasses thrive in warmer temperatures, so you want to make sure you begin laying the seed down at a time of year when the seeds have the best chance of growing. Our technicians will prepare your lawn in a two-step process:

  • Step One – During the first visit, our crew of experts will remove all weeds from the existing turf by spraying them with a safe weed control mixture.
  • Step Two – The second visit will occur after the weeds are dead. This visit will entail dethatching the soil, aerating, seeding, and applying fertilizer to your newly seeded lawn.

Cool-Season Grasses

Some of the most popular grasses in the Charlotte area, such as tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass, are cool-season grasses. Unlike the warm-season grasses, these seeds will perform best if they are planted during fall. Our approach to planting cool-season grasses is a bit different from expected, but we assure you it is the most effective way to get the job done. Our technicians will essentially reverse the previously listed steps in order to properly apply your cool-season grass seed:

  • Step One – On the first visit, we will skip the weed removal process and postpone it until spring. We will proceed with the dethatching, aerating, seeding, and fertilizing during this initial visit.
  • Step Two – We will return in the spring to perform the weed removal service. The cooler temperatures of the fall make it difficult to kill weeds that have gone dormant. Early spring is the perfect time to remove the weeds without hurting your new cool-season grass.

Benefits of Seeding a New Lawn Vs. Laying Sod

Another popular method of creating a lawn is to lay sod on top of your turf. Sodding a lawn is the process of laying down strips of pre-grown grass over the bare soil. These strips come rolled up, with the top of them being covered in grass and the bottom covered in soil. The strips are then rolled out next to one another until the soil is completely covered. Some people prefer this method because it provides instant results, as your new lawn will appear full and green as the strips are rolled out. However, there is no substitute for the longevity and health of your lawn provided by seeding.


Seeding a new lawn has many benefits that sodding can not compete with. Seeds get down into the soil and take root deeper than sod. While sod looks good at first, deeper roots will always mean a healthier lawn, and seeding is the only way to achieve those results. If not installed properly, over time, the strips of sod can begin to shrink, which leaves open gaps in your lawn for weeds to spring up and take control. There are numerous reasons to choose seeding over sodding. Here are just a few more reasons why new lawn seeding is the superior choice:

  • It’s Cheaper – There is a lot that goes into installing strips of sod. The already-existing grass is more expensive than seed, and the process of unrolling the sod is very labor intensive. Installing sod should be done by a professional, and the labor involved will always result in high bills for you.
  • No Thatch – The strips of sod already contain a thin layer of thatch that you lay down over your soil. This thatch brings the possibility of infestation that you may unknowingly lay over your lawn. Starting from scratch with new seeding is the only way to avoid this possibility.
  • More Options – Sodding your lawn means only choosing from the few varieties used to make the sod strips. RDS Lawn Care Services has the best selection of grass seeds in Charlotte and throughout North Carolinas. You can only get that kind of customization with our new lawn seeding service.

Call Now for the Best Seeds in Charlotte

Our extensive catalog of seed options includes over 200 varieties that have been tested by NC State for heat/drought resistance, disease resistance, and for the best shades and hues. When it comes to creating the perfect lawn you have always wanted, seeding is the only way to go, and RDS Lawn Care Services wants to take care of all your new lawn seeding needs. Call us now at (704) 822-1625 to start creating your ideal lawn!  

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