What is over-seeding? Over-seeding is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf. This is done without tearing up the turf, or the soil. It’s an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve the density of turf, establish improved grass varieties and enhance your lawn’s color. If a lawn looks old, or just “worn out,” if it needs growing amounts of water and fertilizer to thrive, or is disease or insect prone, it’s a perfect candidate for over- seeding.
Benefits of over-seeding: Over-seeding can help it your lawn to better withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic. The investment in over-seeding pays off by reducing the amount of fertilizer, water, and pesticides required. Most importantly, a renovated lawn stays greener and looks thicker and healthier ALL year long!
When do you over-seed? There is an ideal time time to over-seed your lawn to achieve optimal results. In order to have a successful seeding outcome, there is a window to get the seed down, germinated, and get a root system established before the cold weather hits. We typically start our seeding program the first week in September or whenever the high temperatures break.