Overseeding is a great way to restore the health of your lawn by introducing new, healthy grass seeds. It can also make a weaker or damaged lawn better and more resistant to weeds and other pests.
If you’re struggling with weeds or pests in the lawn, your grass is probably thin, and it isn’t as dense as it should be. Keep reading this article to learn more about overseeing your lawn.
Some of the benefits of overseeding your lawn are:
Since lawn care is very important and provides many benefits, you must be aware that there are some steps you must follow. We will give you six steps to successfully overseed your lawn.
The first thing you need to do is clean the area by removing rocks, sticks, and anything else in the overseeding area. This will help the overseed process to be successful.
After preparing the area, you need to loosen the soil. Loosen up your soil using a tiller or hand tools and add organic matter such as peat moss, composted leaves, or grass clippings before overseeding. If needed, consider renting a power tool to rough up the soil surface with fine tines.
Some grass species perform better in some areas than others, so make sure you do some research before making your choice.
A high-quality seed will be more successful than overseeding with poor-quality seeds. Look for pure, weed-free grass seeds versus coated grass seeds so you can be guaranteed a quality product.
Now you’re ready to oversee your lawn. Sow the seed using a broadcast spreader or seeder. The main goal is to distribute the seed evenly and moderately. Then, use it again after two weeks to ensure that all overseeded areas have been properly covered with grass seeds.
For success with overseeding your lawn, the soil must have enough nutrients for the grass seeds, so you need lawn fertilization. If your lawn doesn’t have much chlorophyll or nothing grows there, then overseeding will be more difficult and less successful.
If you are overseeding your lawn, it is important to keep the seeded ground consistently damp near the surface while the seed germinates. The watering process will help germinate and give new grass plants time to establish themselves in their new location.
Water your lawn every day and possibly twice daily watering until the grass is two inches high. Then cut back whenever the surface goes dry for the first season.
Kueker’s Nursery and Landscaping is a family-owned and operated business. We are a full-service garden center, nursery, and landscaper with our organic farm.
As a full-service garden center, we provide overseeding services and a variety of grasses, mulches, trees, and shrubs. Our latest technology and high-quality natural fertilizers will improve your lawn over time, giving you healthier, thicker grass year-round.
Don’t hesitate and call us to learn more about how we can help you overseed your lawn!