Starting a lawn from seed is the least expensive way to transform your yard with a new lawn. Also, it is an easy way to reinvigorate areas of your lawn where the turf may be a little sparse. The best time to start lawns from seed usually is just prior to the grass’s season of most vigorous growth. Let us help you determine the best type of grass with which to seed your lawn, and when to do it.

What is Overseeding a lawn?
Overseeding a lawn can help improve its overall health and appearance. Lawn overseeding is a process of spreading grass seed over the already existing turf. Generally, overseeding is best for larger areas where the turf is thin, but not bare. Smaller areas that are thin or infested with weeds can be spot seeded. If you have questions call on a lawn care professional.

Overseeding a lawn comes with many benefits:

  • Increasing the density and thickness of thin lawns
  • Improving the lawns appearance with greener healthier grass
  • Filling in damaged areas of turf from disease, insects or summer stress
  • Enhancing the lawns ability to fight insects and diseases

Lawns that suffer from insect or disease damage, drought stress or show other evidences of decline such as bare patches benefit greatly from overseeding.
Overseeding a lawn with newer, improved types of turfgrass is often the best way to thicken the lawn and improve its health and appearance. The new turfgrass is better able to resist damage from drought, turfgrass diseases, and lawn damaging insects.

Lawn overseeding is most often combined with lawn aeration. You can read more about lawn care aeration here.

There’s a good reason for combining overseeding with aeration. The holes created by the aeration process allow good seed-to-soil contact. This adds seed germination. Once the seed germinates, the seedlings must be kept moist with light frequent watering until they are established.

In general, lawn overseeding is most beneficial to cool-season grasses like fescue, ryegrass and Kentucky bluegrass. But certain types of warm-season grasses can benefit from overseeding, too, especially in the winter when they go dormant.

If you think lawn overseeding is right for you, contact a certified specialist at Dreamlawns by calling 757-631-9773. After a detailed analysis of your lawn, a Dreamlawns specialist can recommend a reseeding technique to improve the overall health of your lawn.



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