Overseeding in Spring: The Key to a Thick and Vibrant Lawn!

February 15, 2021

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Overseeding is an essential element of developing a green, healthy, and lush lawn. Quality overseeding can revitalize even thin, older, and dull-looking lawns with fading and dry grass worn out by constant traffic. The best time for introducing new seed into existing cool-season grass lawns is fall. Nevertheless, overseeding in spring can provide satisfactory results too, depending on your type of grass. However, the best time to overseed lawn in spring is in the early spring so that seedlings can get adequate time to mature before the summer heat sets in.

Spring overseeding, like fall overseeding, is an amazing way to restore health and beauty in a damaged or thin lawn. It can effectively eradicate bare patches and damaged areas in the lawn. In case your lawn has only a few damaged or bare areas, the more apt procedure would be spot seeding. Overseeding is suitable for larger areas with thin turf.

Aerate Your Lawn before Overseeding

The efficacy of lawn overseeding – whether performed in the fall or spring – is heightened when it is accompanied by lawn aeration. The method of extracting small soil cores from a lawn is also referred to as core aeration.

Aeration allows deeper and better access for air, water, and fertilizer to the roots of turfgrass. Alongside, it facilitates improved seed-to-soil contact that highly supports the germination of seeds and the growth of seedlings. Core aeration should be performed before and after carrying out the seeding process in an existing lawn.

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Overseeding Benefits for Worn or Old Lawn Grass

Overseeding in spring can provide significant benefits for worn out and older patches or parts of lawn grass. Worn out lawns can be affected by overgrowth of weeds. Overseeding your sparse looking or tired lawn is a fast and efficient method of restoring the lawn to its former healthy and attractive state. Timely and adequate overseeding in spring will help replenish the earlier growth of healthy, green grass while avoiding any damage or disturbance to the surrounding healthy grass.

Professional lawn overseeding can beautifully transform your lawn to become thick, healthy, and green.

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Steps for Overseeding in Spring

Following are the steps for overseeding lawn in spring that will lead to a rejuvenated lawn with good grass growth:

1. Mow Your Grass Low

Before overseeding, mow the grass low to make it shorter than usual. Bag up the grass clippings and rake the lawn after mowing, which will remove any debris, leaves, twigs, and dried grass. It will loosen the soil’s top strata too, allowing grass seeds to enter the soil, germinate as well as root easily.

2. Choose High Quality Grass Seed

Ensure that the grass seed you choose is compatible with the grass that is existing on your lawn. To choose the grass that suits best to your locale, seek the advice of a reputed local gardening supply store or professional lawn care company.

3. Rectify Existing Problems

If your lawn problems are more than just thinning issues, seek testing advice from a reliable lawn care service provider to know whether any soil amendments are needed to correct bare spots. Your lawn may need dethatching and aeration in areas showing compaction signs. These procedures will help fresh seed as well as moisture to reach the soil for promoting germination of seed and sprouting.

4. Amend the Soil

When only grass seed is used for overseeding grass in spring, without including any other product, rake a thin layer of soil over your existing grass. To get the best results, apply enriched soil to facilitate a good growth of new grass after seeds entering the soil layers. Make sure that the enriched soil you add is not greater than a quarter-inch layer, to avoid damage to the existing grass.

5. Spread the Seeds

After mowing your grass short and freeing it of debris with raking, it is time to spread new grass seeds. You simply need to fill fresh seed in the spreader, adjust the settings according to the directions on the seed bag label, and start overseeding.

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6. Feed and Water

Provide vital nutrients to your grass seedlings to facilitate fast growth by applying nutritional products for plant growth. Our spring lawn care professionals at Des Moines can guide you on choosing the right product for the purpose. You can also apply a nutritional plant supplement and a separate fertilization agent. Following this, water the soil one or two times per day until the grass seedlings grow and reach the height of the existing grass on your lawn.

Ensure Effective Lawn Overseeding in Spring with AATB

If you want to transform the look of your thin or unhealthy lawn, rely on the overseeding experts at All American Turf Beauty (AATB). Our overseeding professionals apply the best methods and techniques to restore health and beauty to lawns. We have expertise in spring aeration and overseeding and can also advice you on the best time to overseed lawn in Iowa. Trust our lawn care company in Des Moines to enjoy a lush and green lawn in the spring!

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Our goal at All American Turf Beauty, Inc. is a simple one:

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We offer every kind of service that it takes to develop and maintain a beautiful lawn in Iowa based on the climate, soil types, and the varieties of grass that are commonly grown here.

One of the keys to the success of the program is that we provide treatment to lawns approximately every 8 weeks throughout the growing season. This ensures that the grass has fertilizer (food) available throughout the growing season. Dandelions and other Broadleaf weeds are controlled as they germinate thus enabling a weed free lawn, and our Turf Specialist is at the property four to six times per season to address problems as and when they arise.

Another key to our service is our people. The most important person to you in our company is the Turf Specialist assigned to treat your lawn.

We are proud to say that our Turf Specialists are the best trained and most experienced in the lawn care industry.

When you become a customer at All American Turf Beauty, a Turf Specialist is assigned to your account. You will have the same person treating your lawn each time. It is their responsibility to service your lawn, make sure it is receiving the correct applications as scheduled, and to provide you with the best personalized service possible. Their jobs depend on it.

We have several programs to choose from. Your Turf Specialist will recommend the best program that fits the needs of your lawn and your budget.


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