Caring for your lawn is an essential part of maintaining your home’s exterior. Having a healthy lawn is sure to add beauty and value to your home. But even if you devote hours every week to your yard, your lawn can start to brown and look thin as the seasons change. The best way to restore its vibrancy and vitality is by overseeding the entire lawn. Below we will give you the 411 on how to overseed your lawn to get it looking as good as ever.
What Is Overseeding?
Overseeding is the process of applying seed on top of your existing lawn. As your lawn ages, the production rate of new grass blades slows down. When aging grass weakens, weeds can begin taking over the entire lawn.
Below are two reasons that professionals suggest overseeding your lawn.
- Your lawn is thin, brown, and patchy.
- Warm-season grass types went dormant in the cold, winter months and need overseeded with a cool-season seed to promote growth all year.
What Is The Best Time Of Year For Overseeding?
The time of year to overseed your lawn is dependent on the type of seeds you are planting. In Kentucky and other states with northern climates, it is best to overseed 45 days before the planting zone’s first frost. This is ideal to strengthen a lawn that is becoming weak and thin. Strengthening the existing turf in the spring is best done once the threat of all freezes have passed. In southern climates where warm-season grass grows, overseeding should be done in an effort to obtain winter color or after the temperatures drop below 65 degrees overnight consistently. To promote germination, prepare the area before when the soil temperatures are elevated.
Everything You Need To Overseed Your Lawn
- Grass Seed
- Enriched Soil
- Seed Spreader
- Lawn Mower
How To Correctly Overseed Your Lawn
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