What is Overseeding and Why Do It?

What is Overseeding and Why Do It?

Overseeding is the planting of seed directly into existing turf without tearing up the turf or soil.  It’s an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve density

Why should you overseed?

The weather, kids, and pets can be touch on lawns.  By applying grass seed over an existing lawn, you can help fill in bare spots and reinvigorate your lawn.  It’s an easy and effective way to strengthen your lawn and thicken your grass to help naturally protect against weeds.  The fall gives you the right conditions to seed.  The soil is still warm, but the air is cooler, providing optimal growing conditions.

The benefits of overseeding:

Overseeding can help the lawn better withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic.  The investment of overseeding pays off by reducing the amount of water, pesticides, and fertilizer required, but most of all, a renovated lawn stays greener and looks thicker and healthier.

Overseeding helps to:

  • Revive a work & thin lawn
  • Fill in bare spots
  • soil compaction
  • crowds out weeds by thickening lawn
  • improve heat & drought tolerance