After a long, hard winter, your lawn may need more than water to help keep it weed-free and green again. As the new growth sends tendrils through the winter-killed top layer, it can look thin and unhealthy. One way to provide your yard with the extra help it needs to become lush again is by overseeding. Here are three reasons to consider power seeding your yard this year.
- Eliminate Thin Spots
Lawns naturally develop thin spots as they grow. Choose to power seed in either the spring or the fall to eliminate the spots. Either way, leave the grass three inches long after the first two cuttings to permit the blades to establish a healthy root system. Providing the grass-filled area with a plant food approximately a week before your lawn company seeds will also help the root system.
- Eliminate Weeds
The reason most people use the overseeding method is to eliminate spring weeds. Since the grass seed germinates before most plants as spring arrives, the grass can take root long before weeds begin to crowd the blades. This method of weed control also eliminates worry about weed-killing chemicals or spays that can harm your pets and helpful insects such as bees.
- Eliminate Fairy Circles
When your lawn develops bare patches, sometimes called fairy circles, call your lawn company to overseed. The technicians can either power seed the entire yard, or just the bare areas using a repair method. Either way, your lawn can once again look lush and green within weeks as the bare spots disappear.
No matter which of the three reasons listed above you choose, overseeding can provide you with a fuller, greener, and lusher lawn each summer. The cost is minimal, and having a beautiful, weed-free yard is worth the extra money. Give yourself the gift of beautiful grass this year by making an appointment with your lawn service for more information on seeding options.