A lush, green lawn is the pride of anyone able to grow one because they are not only difficult to grow, but they are difficult to keep that way. The harsh summer sun beats down relentlessly on your turf, and no matter how often you water or fertilize, that sea of green waving grass just doesn’t maintain its fullness or its emerald beauty. Fortunately, lawn experts have some advice about overseeding and how it can help you get the beautiful lawn you desire.
Overseeding is a way of planting the grass seed right onto the existing sod. You don’t aerate holes into your grass or even rake small trenches. As you scatter the seed, it falls into the depths of the lawn and mixes among its roots. It also fills in bare spots and improves your turf thickness.
Many people choose to fill in their existing grass with a different strain of seed, such as a drought resistant variety. Others pick a seed more resistant to insects or heavy traffic. Still, others have an older lawn that has naturally thinned over time, and they want to fill it in with a younger version without starting over.
Benefits of the extra seed can be varied, but some of the more common are definitely worth the investment. Knowing how to cast the seed, how to encourage its growth, and how often to water or mow, are just a few of the questions many people have when they choose to overseed their yards for the first time. Turning to experts for advice or lawn service can be a learning experience and turn your yard into a beautiful work of art.
There are many benefits of seeding your lawn, but the biggest is the lush, beautiful yard you can have in almost no time. Don’t tear up your old lawn if it looks old or has brown spots. Call a lawn care expert and ask them about the benefits of overseeding.