Overseeding in Spring for a Lush Green Lawn
by Serina | May 14, 2023
If the winter months, pets, or other pests have left your lawn with bare and patchy spots, now is the perfect time to take action and ensure a stronger, greener lawn this summer. One of the most practical solutions for lawn remediation is overseeding, and Spring is the ideal time to do it.
Why Spring is the Perfect Time for Overseeding
There are several reasons why Spring is the ideal time to overseed your lawn. Firstly, the soil is still wet and pliable from the winter thaw, and the air is cooler, providing the perfect conditions for grass seed germination. It’s also still very wet (thank you rain!!) which means less watering and maintenance on your part.
Follow These Simple Steps for Overseeding Success
Choose the Right Seed: The type of grass seed you choose depends on your existing grass type and sunlight exposure. Consult a friendly Ridgeview representative for a recommendation on the best seed type for your lawn.
Correct the Soil: It’s a good idea to rake in a thin layer of enriched soil or black loam over your lawn to help the seed settle in. Avoid using a thick layer that could suffocate the existing lawn, and aim for less than a quarter of an inch in thickness.
Spread the Joy: With steps 1-3 completed like a pro, it’s time for the fun and easy part – spreading the seed! Fill up your spreader with the recommended amount of seed and start spreading the love evenly across your lawn.
Feed and Water: To give your new grass seedlings the essential nutrients they need for fast growth, consider using a product such as Scott’s Turf Builder starter, or choose a Scott’s Turfbuilder seed that already contains fertilizer. Whichever seed you choose, be sure to keep the soil consistently moist by lightly watering once or twice a day until the new grass has reached the same height as the rest of your lawn.
With these simple steps, you can overseed your lawn in Spring and enjoy a lush green lawn this Summer. Take advantage of the optimal conditions of Spring to promote healthy grass growth and achieve a beautiful, revitalized lawn. Happy overseeding!