Overseeding Your Lawn In The Spring

The winter months can have a tremendous impact on your lawn in the Spring. It’s vital that you dethatch, fertilize and overseed to fill out your lawn in it’s damaged areas. Here’s how we suggest handling the overseeding of your lawn in the spring season:

Mow Low

Mowing your lawn lower before your overseed is a great way to allow the grass seed to reach the dirt. Give it a good rake and watering as well — this will allow the seed to reach the soil and germinate properly.

Choose the right seed

This may sound like a no-brainer, but many people run out to their local hardware store, pick up a bag of the cheapest seed available, and throw it on their lawn hoping for immaculate results. The fact of the matter is, this isn’t the case at all. It’s important to know what kind of grass you have, as this will allow you to accurately choose seed that will work with and improve your lawn’s fullness.

Great soil is important

We highly recommend raking in a nice layer of fresh, nutrient-rich topsoil when overseeding your lawn. This will provide the necessary nutrients to aid in seed germination.

Feed and water (and water, and water)

If you’ve made it this far, it’s time to feed and water your new grass seed. Add a light layer of fertilizer to your newly-laid grass seed and make sure you keep the soil moist. This may involve watering once or twice each day (depending on the weather), until your new grass seed has reached the height of the rest of your lawn.

 

 

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