Overseeding Your Lawn
Overseeding is the planting of grass seed directly into existing turf, without tearing up the soil. It’s an easy way to fill in bare spots, improve your lawns’ health, or even enhance your lawn’s color.
After summer droughts, diseases, and plenty of foot traffic your lawn may look old, or worn out. Following lawn aeration, lawn seeding helps thicken up the turf layer and further reduce weed growth, along with other benefits including:
- Filling in damaged areas
- Improving your lawn’s appearance
- Enhancing your lawn’s ability to protect itself
Warm Season Grasses Vs Cold Season Grasses
In this part of Virginia, we often have cold winters and hot summers. The ups and downs in temperature mean the best way to have a green lawn for as long as possible is to use multiple types of grasses in your lawn.
When you put down seed at the beginning of spring, you want warm season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass, which thrive in high temperatures. When you overseed in the fall, focus on cool season grasses. These grass plants thrive in cooler temperatures and can survive significantly below freezing.
A healthy lawn will withstand the annual ups and downs of weather and keep your lawn looking great all year long!