Reseed Lawn in Fall for Spring Growth
One that is the envy of the neighborhood?
The best way to make this happen is to reseed or overseed in the fall. This will give your lawn an extra burst of new lawn growth in the spring that will fill in thin spots and strengthen your overall lawn appearance.
One of the major drawbacks of mowing your lawn consistently during the summer is that grass does not have a chance to reseed itself. The lawn will grow old relying only on rhizomes (underground runners) and stolons (above ground runners) for new growth. This can make the lawn tough and patchy looking.
If you aerate your lawn in the fall this is a perfect time to apply a light spread of new grass seed. The holes created from aerating make a good ground base for planting. If your lawn is Kentucky Bluegrass or a blend you will not have to reseed the whole lawn as this type of grass will renew itself if not over fertilized. Instead use our Grass Stitcher to aerate and reseed only in the thin and brown spot lawn areas.
Reseeding is best done in the fall as the new lawn growth has several months to get established before cold weather hits. In the spring the young plants will start growing immediately as temperatures rise developing strong and hardy roots before the heat of summer.
A thick, healthy lawn carpet reduces the area for weeds such as crabgrass to sprout and grow. Other weeds such as chickweed and cover also need weak lawn areas to get started. The best way to keep dandelions and other weeds out is to not give them the bare soil area and sun to sprout. A lawn that is reseeded in the fall will grow heavier and faster than the weeds and block out the sunlight they need.
Check out our Lawn Shop for easy and fast methods to reseed your lawn.