What Every Homeowner Should Know about Fall Lawn Repair
Fall is the best time to overseed a lawn or repair areas in your lawn that appear thin or bare. This is due to the fact that the cooler evenings and the mild days provide the ideal conditions for seed germination. Thus, making it easier for seeds to retain moisture, and seedlings to thrive without the worry of extreme heat and drought that often occurs throughout the summer months.
Spring Isn't Always Best
While it is fine to overseed in spring, doing so puts you in a position where you might find it significantly more challenging to get new grass to grow. After all, spring does tend to be a busy time with a lot of outdoor and gardening projects.
The Best Way to Overseed in the Fall
In the fall, it is best to begin the overseeding process by thoroughly aerating your lawn. Then, apply the new seed with a fertilizer following the product's recommended coverage rate. Continue by using your favorite fall fertilizer - make sure you do this immediately after seeding and then water your lawn. Continue to water your lawn once or twice daily until the new grass has begun to grow. Keep in mind that the new seeds may need a couple of weeks in order to germinate, potentially making this part of the process is quite long.
By taking these steps prior to the frost hitting, you will be giving your lawn the very best chance at looking lush, soft and green come the spring season. If you are interested in learning more about how we can help you prep your lawn for next spring, visit our fall clean up page.