Imagine a lawn with no bare spots or thin areas! So many factors can cause areas in your turf to thin out or become bare. Proper fertilization, mowing, watering, weed and pest control is the best way to keep these problems from occurring in the first place. When your lawn suffers from disease problems, traffic, drought, winter kill or poor cultural practices, overseeding will help to thicken turf and fill in those damaged areas. Overseeding is not meant to establish a lawn! The purpose is to improve and repair existing turf.
OUR SEED: Executive Lawn Care uses the highest quality seed available. Most lawns in our area consist of bluegrass sod. While very attractive, bluegrass is also quite susceptible to drought and disease. We use a blend of bluegrass and ryegrass. The ryegrass will be more tolerant to many of our turf problems and will blend well with the bluegrass. Even in a healthy, thick lawn, overseeding with this blend may defend future turf disease and drought problems.
A mixture of grass varieties is proven to provide a more hearty lawn with less pest problems.
TIMING: Overseeding MUST be done with a core aeration. The seed will germinate in the aeration holes and increase the germination rate. Fall is the best time to overseed. The weather is generally cool, and there are not a lot of weed problems to address. In extreme cases, seeding may be done in spring, however, weed control must be limited and crabgrass control MUST NOT be applied meaning possible infestation. Other risks of spring seeding are hot summer temperatures on young seedlings. We will be happy to inspect and advise the best time to seed for your specific situation.