If your turf is uneven – thicker in some spots, and thin and weedy in others – or not as green and vibrant as you think it should be, we can help.
Wake Your Lawn Up with Overseeding
Part of the answer, in addition to the right fertilizer and water, is overseeding.
Overseeding is the practice of planting grass seed in a lawn that is already established. The process can thicken up your lawn substantially in just a few weeks.
Properly done, it’s tough work which requires specialized equipment and proper knowledge of which seeds work best.
First, we roll a commercial grade lawn aerator over your lawn, which removes small plugs of dirt from your lawn. Generally not visible to the casual observer, these small holes break up thatch and debris at the grass root level. The holes also allow the seeds to get below the surface and germinate. It allows for proper drainage of water to the roots of the grass.
Once the aerating is complete, we spread the seed with a commercial split spreader. This application process ensures that the seed has the best chance for survival. When the lawn is healthy and thick, then it is not only velvety underfoot, but it is healthy enough to resist infiltrations of weeds.
Overseeding is best done in the early spring and late fall, as the cooling temperatures help speed the successful germination of the grass.
Best grasses for overseeding
Overseeding can help correct the damage done to a lawn from drought, weed removal, poor drainage/light, and more. It works best with the kinds of cold weather grass that is typically grown in Indiana, such as fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and more.
Contact us to explore what overseeding can do for your lawn. Our staff will come out to assess your lawn, and give you a free estimate today.