Over-seeding in Springby David Steg on 01/15/16
We all want beautiful thick green grass, but this doesn’t happen with only sun and water. Spring over-seeding might be the best option for returning a thin or damaged lawn to health, because it will help fill in damaged areas and bare patches. This technique is used for larger areas where the turf is thin, but not bare. Spring overseeing will also help lawns resist stresses that an be caused by diseases, insects, and drought.
The effectiveness of over-seeding is enhanced when it is combined with lawn aeration. Aeration will allow water, air and fertilizer to penetrate the soil and have better access to turf grass roots. When overseeing, aeration will also allow for better seed-to-soil contact, which greatly aids seed germination and the growth of seedlings. It is important to note, that the use of fertilizers and pesticides should not be used when overseeing. These chemicals will halt the germination of the seedlings and will not provide the desired results.