Why overseed your lawn?
Over-seeding a lawn can help improve its overall health and appearance. Simply explained, lawn over-seeding is a process of spreading grass seed over the already existing turf. Generally, over-seeding 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.
The benefits of over-seeding a lawn include:
- Filling in areas of turf damaged by summer stress, diseases or insects
- Thickening and increasing the density of thin lawns
- Improving the lawn’s appearance
- Enhancing the lawn’s ability to fight insects and diseases
Lawn over-seeding is good for lawns that suffer from drought stress, insect or disease damage, or that show other evidences of decline, such as bare patches. Over-seeding 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 over-seeding can be effective by itself, but it is often combined with lawn aeration. To help recovery of the lawn after scarification, for example, overseeding will help to eliminate the stresses of the lawn and to provide a nutritional seed mixture that your lawn will respond to quickly.
There’s a good reason for combining over-seeding 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.
Not only domestic lawns, we also carry out many commercial garden lawn care for clients such as care homes, estate agents, letting agents and landlords.
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