Have you ever been bothered by how your lawn looks during the summer? Maybe you have noticed a couple of bald patches and dry soil here and there. Have you given up on the idea of having a green lawn all year? If you think overseeding is a difficult task, then keep on reading. We have the trick to return your lawn back to its original lush in three simple steps by overseeding your lawn in spring.
Step 1: Choose the Right Grass
Did you know that there are hundreds of grass varieties? It is important to conduct a little research on this subject before buying seed. The time of year you plan to overseed and your current location do matter to determine the variety that’s best for you. For example, you cannot plant Kentucky bluegrass in the summer; it is a cool-season variety. In case you forgot to do your homework, do not hesitate to ask the shop attendant for a guide or tips on which grass would suit you best. Each grass comes with its own look and maintenance level.
Recommended Grass Seeds:
- Scotts EZ Seed 17540 Sun Shade 10 LB
- Kentucky bluegrass
- Scotts Turf Builder Grass Seed – Tall Fescue Mix
Step 2: Prepare the patch and seed.
Sometimes, these bald patches can stand out like sore thumbs, but some other times they are hidden from sight. This could be because of the uneven patches from the previous seeding. In case your patch is too small to notice, you might have to widen it up a bit to make sure that the seed will fit. This is a common case of misjudging the necessary amount. Grass that is seeded too close will just bulk the patch and may force you to redo your work later on. Mow the patches down and make sure that the seed will come in contact directly with the soil. You can use a spreader machine or do it manually.
Step 3: Overseeing Requires Regularly Watering your lawn.
Oftentimes, people fail to water their lawns because they underestimate the importance. Each grass type comes with different resistance to and need for water. Some types of seed require more water while some only need a little bit since they are more suited to a warm climate. In general, you would only need to water your lawn once or twice a day.
After you have completed all the steps, let nature take control of your lawn. Yes, you still can mow the lawn, but avoid the new patches until they have reached the heights that are suitable for trimming. When they have grown to their optimal height, your lawn will look green and lush. By following these steps, your lawn can be the envy of the neighborhood.