Kids, pets, poor drainage and just plain weather can wreak havoc on your lawn, causing thin spots that practically invite weeds to grow. What if we told you that there’s an easy way to get a thicker, fuller lawn? Overseeding could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Overseeding simply means spreading grass seed over existing turf.
Here’s why you should overseed your lawn:
Bring a thin, worn lawn back to life
When you have your lawn overseeded by a pro, they’ll bring along a lawn aerator, which will punch holes into the soil. This means that when fresh seed is introduced, it can penetrate deeper into the soil, where it is able to germinate and produce fresh new grass.
Keep weeds and insects at bay
If your lawn is older, chances are it contains turf grass that’s susceptible to disease, weeds and insects. Newer blends contain grass varieties that are more resistant to these common annoyances, so when you overseed your lawn you’ll be mixing in hardier grass.
Improve heat and drought tolerance
As with weeds and insects, newer grass varieties are bred to cope better with heat and drought. This means your lawn will look great even during the dog days of summer!
Bye bye, bare spots
Whether your entire lawn is patchy, or you just have a few bald spots, overseeding can correct the problem.