Why You Should Be Overseeding Your Lawn

Why You Should Be Overseeding Your Lawn

Every lawn owner wants to have a lush, green and healthy lawn but that is going to take some work.  You are going to have to take the time to water, mow and fertilize your lawn.  It will require different tools or you will have to hire a lawn care company to look after everything for you.  Doing it yourself is okay for mowing the lawn but most homeowners don’t know the benefits of aerating or overseeding and how they can give you the lawn that you are wanting.  Here are some of the perks of overseeding and why you should be doing it.

Eliminate Brown Spots

There are plenty of lawns that end up with huge brown patches or bald patches where grass doesn’t seem to be growing at all.  Much of the time the cause is pretty easy to figure out, there is too much foot traffic, the rising summer temperature or neglect.  Overseeding the lawn can help fill in these bald patches and make your lawn look good again.

Droughts in the Summer

When the hot summer days roll around and there isn’t enough rain that can cause brown patches in the lawn.  The lack of water stresses the grass and you end up with ugly patches.  Yes you will need to water the lawn but overseeding at the same time will help restore your lawn to good health and have it looking good again.

Thicker Grass

Many home owners find the grass on their lawns isn’t thick enough, most of the time it is because they used too much fertilizer in the spring time.  Mowing too often or cutting the grass too short is also a problem.  When you overseed the lawn it helps to encourage thicker grass to grow in.  Overseeding isn’t a simple process and you are better off bringing in a lawn care company to take care of it for you.

More Durable Lawn

Your grass takes more wear and tear than you think it does.  Overseeding will help your lawn to withstand foot traffic, keep pests away and prevent illnesses that pests can cause.  A thicker healthier lawn is a more durable lawn and overseeding can help you to have that.

Overseeding has lots of perks and it can help your lawn stay lush and healthy.  Talk to your lawn care company about whether your lawn should be overseeded and how it can benefit you.