Overseeding your lawn in the fall is the best way to ensure that your grass is happy and healthy come springtime. Over the early fall, the soil temperature is still high, the nighttime temperatures begin to cool off, and with a little luck, the falls rains will keep everything moist.
This creates the perfect conditions for seed germination. The end result being that the grass will start growing and develop firm roots before the snow starts to fall. When the spring comes, those roots will be solidly in place and will begin growing immediately.
When it comes to overseeding, you should use half of the recommended rate for bare soil. Therefore, if your fescue or bluegrass seed bag calls for 6 to 8 pounds per 1,000 sq. ft., you should plan on using 3 to 4 pounds when patching holes or filling in dead patches. Furthermore, remember to fertilize the lawn adequately and allow between 10-14 days for the seeds to germinate.
If you’d like help seeding your lawn and preparing it for winter, then be sure to contact us at Hermes Landscaping today. We’ve been helping clients in Kansas City since 1965 and we’d love to make you our next satisfied customer!