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Over-Seeding

The Middle Child of Lawn Care

Overseeding is probably one of the most over-looked aspects in the search of a healthy, green, lush lawn. Some believe that fertilizing and regular cutting will keep their lawn beautiful. However, eventually all plants have to be replenished or replaced and grass is no different. In grass' case, it should be replenished every 4-5 years. Overseeding is rather easy to do and your results reveal themselves in spades year after year.

Overseed your way to a thick, green and weed free lawn.

Overseeding being one of the easiest and beneficial lawn care tasks to do, it's a shame not enough homeowners do it. The fact of the matter is, grass slows it's growth rate and turns thin, resulting in a great environment for weeds.

Essentially, overseeding compensates for the growth slow down and keeps the grass new-looking, thick and dense. Aside from the benefit of a thicker lawn through "seed-cycling", new grass is more disease resistant. The new types of seeds you sow this year will have better disease resistance than the grass you've had in the past.

The best time to overseed is in early september, the second best is the spring time. In order to receive the maximum benefits of overseeding, follow these simple step. Mow your lawn and be sure to give your lawn a thorough raking. After raking your lawn with a large plastic rake, aerate it. Aerating not only creates holes in your lawn so that the grass seed can penetrate the soil easier, but it also releives the soil of pressure, encouraging it to breathe and further aiding in the photosynthesis process.

Overseeding really is that simple. However, if there was one piece of advice I could provide you with before partaking in this task, it would be to use the appropriate amount of seed per sq/foot. Just as in life, more is not necessarily better, and in the case of overseeding, this is true.