Fall Overseeding Creates a Spring Paradise

Golf courses are envied for their beautiful, lush greens. How do they keep the grounds so serene and flawless? It’s a secret that professional landscapers like Landwork Contractors practice each fall. This reliable method is called Overseeding.

What is Overseeding?

For those of us who don’t have a green thumb, overseeding is pretty simple to understand, but difficult to perform.  Overseeding is the process of spreading new grass seeds over existing grass. This process renews and strengthens the lawn.

Weak or dying grass happens when grass ages. Each grass seed produces an initial blade of grass or crown. Other blades of grass grow continuously out of the crown. Each blade has a lifespan of around 6 weeks. New grass production must be faster than the dying of the old blades of grass. If you want a lush, healthy lawn, you will need to continue to keep your grass young. This is where overseeding comes in.

Benefits of Overseeding

  • Fills in damaged turf areas. Summer heat, harmful insects and diseases destroy grass, overseeding will reverse that damage.
  • Strengthens your lawn against future damage from disease and destructive insects.
  • Grows your grass thicker.
  • Reduces the appearance of bothersome weeds. Thick lawns lead to fewer opportunities for weeds to poke through.
  • Immediately improves the look and feel of your lawn.

Fall Overseeding prepares the lawn for spring and protect it during summer. Here are a few examples of why fall is the best time to overseed.

  • Overseeding in the fall gives new grass seeds time to germinate before winter’s harsh and cold temperatures arrive.
  • Fall soil temperatures are still warm enough for seeds to take root and flourish.
  • Cooler air during early to late fall stimulates grass growth.
  • Fall generally has more rain fall creating soil moisture needed for healthy grass.
  • Fall overseeding gives grass a running start on establishing strong roots before winter comes in. If the following spring turns out to be dry or warm, the already healthy grass will still thrive and be strong.


The Overseeding Process.

Overseeding seems like a simple process. How hard can it be to spread new seeds on your grown lawn? However, successful overseeding requires skill and hard work. Heavy equipment and even a little math is also involved. Landwork Contractors have been trusted and reliable Westchester and Putnam County landscapers for over 10 years. We use the best techniques to grow your perfect lawn.

Every great landscaper sticks to some steadfast rules to create a beautiful lawn. The first rule of a great lawn is overseeding in the fall. Do it too early and the seeds may dry out, do it too late and they may freeze.

Before you can even consider dispersing new seeds on your lawn, you have to prepare the ground. This is where landscapers really make the difference. The team at Landwork Contractors knows the best practices for preparing your lawn for overseeding. We will assess the ground under your lawn to make needed adjustments for optimal growth.

Seeds grow best when aerated. Aeration creates air pockets in the ground to create more fertile soil. Moist ground works best in the aeration process. Our professionals know just how much water your yard needs to prepare for aerating the soil. For more in depth aerating techniques check out our Aeration Blog.

After proper watering and aeration, your soil is ready for seeds. Depending on the area’s climate and the type of grass in your lawn, your will spread seeds and just watch the results.


Come Home To Paradise

Gorgeous lawns need care. Care takes time and energy, but the results are worth it. If you are looking for the beauty of golf greens, contact Landwork Contractors to use the secret of overseeding in the fall. The benefits will astound you.

Fall Overseeding Creates a Spring Paradise was last modified: May 3rd, 2016 by Annalisa Ruggiero