Rolling on a green lawn full of turf grass and low on weeds always seems to be more fun. To have this kind of fun, sometimes a lawn just needs to be replenished. With lawn over-seeding, we apply seed types depending on what look you want for your lawn and what will work within your landscape the best. Shade, wind, water, and sunlight patterns are unique to each property. We examine these variables and their effects on your lawn during a site analysis and by performing a soil test.
Lawn Over-Seeding is an injection of youth into the natural aging process. Crowd your weeds out with a thick lawn. A thick lawn is a natural weed control method, better than using pre-emergent applications. Weeds cannot compete with thick turf. Turf grass is more rigorous than weeds and easy to grow. Weeds will grow anywhere that good grass is not already established. Weed seeds spread so nature can control erosion. You can enjoy a green lawn within nature’s natural process.
Annual lawn over-seeding in early spring will fill in any bare or thin spots and help control weeds. At this time of year, we will use a cool season grass seed that germinates fast. For the best results, soil temperatures need to be 50-55 degrees or higher. In other words, the warmer it is, the faster the bare and thin spots will fill in to crowd out weeds. If we do not fix trouble areas, we will be in a perpetual mode of applying corn gluten pre-emergent and fighting excessive weed populations.
Fall is the best time for building a new lawn from scratch. We can better fight spring weeds by building a durable, thick lawn when there are more short and cool days. Following a soil test analysis, we apply appropriate fertilizers and soil amendments to maintain pH and nutrients at proper levels ideal for grass growth and seed germination. A general time line for grass seed planting is August 15-September 30.
Before we seed in the fall, we aerate your lawn to relieve compaction. The relief of compaction allows for air, sunlight, water, soil amendments and grass seed to penetrate the soil. This way, you can get more return on your investment with a higher grass yield. For more on aeration, refer to our aeration page.
Sod installation may be more to your liking if you desire an established, thick lawn right away. In certain instances, sod installation can be cheaper than over seeding a troubled lawn because there is an established turf immediately upon installation and weeds are eradicated up front.
Although fall is the best time to plant new lawns, spring time will also work. We will work with you to design a lawn plan based on your needs and your lawns needs.