How to overseed a lawn with grass seed

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    What is Lawn Overseeding?

    Lawn overseeding is the process of spreading grass seed over an already existing lawn. Inexperienced lawn care companies can potentially tear up your lawn. We only use commercial-grade spreaders that get the job done quickly with a high-quality application and result.

    Overseeding your lawn is a simple way to improve the density of your turf, enhance your lawn’s color, fill in lawn bare spots, or change the variety of grass in your yard.

    What are the Benefits of Lawn Overseeding?

    • Filling in lawn bare spots that have been damaged by summer heat, disease, or insects
    • Improving the color and appearance of your lawn
    • Enhancing your lawn’s ability to fight disease and insects
    • Increasing the thickness and density of your lawn
    • Reduction in the amount of lawn fertilizer, water and pesticides required to maintain your lawn
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    How is Lawn Overseeding Done?

    Lawn Overseeding can be accomplished using either a mechanical slit-seeder or a broadcast spreader.  

    Slit-seeding is generally more effective than applying seed via a broadcast spreader, as the seed delivered by a split-seeder is deposited directly into the soil where seed germination can quickly begin. 

    A broadcast spreader has a tendency for the seed to get caught in the thatch layer of your grass, and also requires more grass seed to effectively be delivered.  Regardless of the type of delivery method used, it’s advisable to perform lawn core aeration prior to overseeding.

    What is the Best Time to Overseed a Lawn?

    In North Carolina, as in most parts of the country, fall is the best time to overseed your lawn.

    Temperature and soil conditions are at the optimal point for seed germination and growth.  Because weed competition is less at this time, the grass seedlings have a better environment to grow and develop.  

    Prior to overseeding your lawn, it’s important that you perform lawn core aeration to help get the necessary nutrients and water deep into your soil to support your new grass seed.

    Have Vibrant, Thick Grass with our Professional Lawn Overseeding Services

    If you’re thinking about overseeding your Lawn, give GrassMaster of Wake County a call at 919-796-1633, or fill out our Contact Form

    We have the professional equipment and decades of experience with Raleigh-area lawn types to do the job right the first time. We look forward to hearing from you!

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