Lawns are living things. They get tired just like we do, so we need to revitalize them with Overseeding.
Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the lawn’s reproduction. You want to keep your lawn thick and lush because thin grass invites weeds. The younger grasses are stronger and more resistant to disease than those varieties already in your lawn.
The best time to overseed your lawn is along with aeration. Aeration allows water and oxygen to get into the soil under your turf to keep it moist. If you overseed at that time, the seed is able to get into the small dirt holes which allow it to germinate much easier than on top of the grass.
Fall overseeding is best because the amount of moisture in the ground over winter allows the seed to pop up better in the spring, as everything else grows well in the spring. We need the roots to be strong to fight off any weeds that may be lurking about. There is usually more rain in the fall too which helps keep the moisture in the soil.
Keeping the seed moist for the first two weeks after seeding is very important for strong growth in the spring. After spreading the grass seed it should never be allowed to dry out; it must always be kept moist until you get full germination. That means watering new seed daily for at least two weeks.
Getting a jump on the germination will have your lawn looking the best on the block this spring!
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