As with all living things, the older your lawn gets, the more issues it develops, especially when you’re not properly handling your lawn care. There are certain things you need to be doing to keep it in shape and looking its best; and one of the things you’ll want to know as a property owner is how and when reseeding a lawn should happen.
Feed the Need and Plant Some Seeds
First, the basics. Is reseeding a lawn really necessary, and what is it? Reseeding is exactly what it sounds like spreading new seeds into an already established lawn. May sound odd, but it’s actually not. That established lawn of yours is likely sporting a thick layer of thatch and more than a few bald spots, and reseeding lawns is a great way of undoing some of the damage and bring your yard back to life.
Whether you realize it when you look at your lawn or not, any areas of thatch that covers the grass has been choking it out. Clear all that build up away, and the lawn that’s left underneath may be looking sickly. That’s where reseeding a lawn comes in. But it’s not something that should happen at just any time of year. To be most effective, reseeding your lawn should be added to your list of fall lawn care, as fall is the ideal time to spread some seed over those choked out and bare spots so that when the weather warms up, you’ve got a lawn that looks rejuvenated.
Seeds of Success
Reseeding a lawn is especially beneficial if you want your winter grass to be green rather than brown. Overseeding cool season grass on top of your warm season grass will help maintain its vivacity over the winter, and both types need to be reseeded just before the weather turns cold. By doing this with cool season seeds, the grass will have ample time to grow in and become established before winter; and reseeded warm season seeds will have the chance to get ready for springtime germination.
Here are some helpful steps to follow:
- Rake the lawn to remove thatch and loosen the soil
- Aerate the yard to open up the soil and allow the established grass roots more room to spread out
- Spread the seeds, then cover the area with a thin layer of soil
- Water according to the needs of the species you’ve planted
Revive the health of your lawn! Consult with the experts at Executive Landscaping, Inc., today!