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The prime time to overseed cool-season grasses is in late summer to early fall. Fall seeding compliments the natural growth cycles of cool-season grasses. Grasses grow most vigorously during this time of year. The combination of warm soil, moderate day temperatures, and cool evenings stimulates fast germination. Cool-season grass seed germinates best when soil temperatures are between 50- and 65-degrees Fahrenheit (about 60-75 F range). The Turfgrass Water Conservation Alliance service recommends overseeding at least 45 days before your average first fall frost. We overseed with cool-season Rye and Kentucky Bluegrass for lawns here in the Treasure Valley.
Newly planted grass seed needs consistent moisture making fall an ideal time to overseed when the soil moisture levels fluctuate less. Fall overseeding lessens the chance that the seed may dry out and reduces the need for constant extra watering on your part.
Why Overseed? Overseeding is simply the method of spreading grass seed over an existing lawn. As grasses mature, thinning is normal – especially in high traffic areas. Overseeding keeps your lawn lush and vigorous without starting over from scratch. Overseeding on a regular basis will keep your lawn looking its best. The key is to not wait to overseed until your lawn in looking bare and scarce in spots. Golf courses use the practice of overseeding as a routine maintenance practice to keep their courses looking their best. Overseeding at the time of a fall aeration will help improve the germination rate by allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the root zone. Aerations are another must have maintenance task for a lawn to look top shape. Zing has the latest equipment allowing us to overseed and aerate at the same time. This greatly improves the germination rate because many of the lawn seeds make their way into the tiny holes created when aerating.
If it has been a while since you have overseeded or aerated now is a good time to have that done. We recommend aerating and overseeding on a regular basis, typically once a year. The genetic makeup of grass seed today is far more superior than it was just ten years ago. Give Zing a call today and we can discuss overseeding options for your lawn. Time spent now on your lawn’s health will pay off well in the spring.
Service areas. Our overseeding service covers cities within the Treasure Valley including Boise, Meridian, Eagle, Kuna, Star, Nampa, Caldwell, and Middleton. If you are interested in having overseeding done, fill out our free estimate form and we will contact you promptly.
After the summer growing season, your grass may need replenished, especially if you have kids or pets who have spent a lot of time on your lawn. To regain that lush and thick lawn, overseeding services may be needed. Overseeding offers many benefits to your lawn including:
- Fills in areas of thinning grass
- Improves the overall health of your lawn
- Increases strength and resiliency to fight off lawn disease and insects
- Enhances the grass color and appearance
- Produces thicker lawn that can choke out weed growth
Aerating and overseeding improves the effectiveness of our fertilization program and encourages strong root health. We are equipped to do both of these at the same time.
If your lawn is looking patchy and thin, it’s a good time to consider overseeding and we can help. Call our office today to get on our schedule for an aeration paired with overseeding. We work with residential, commercial and HOA property owners in the Treasure Valley and throughout the Ada and Canyon counties including Boise, Kuna, Meridian, Eagle, Star, Nampa, Caldwell and Middleton. You can contact our office today at 208-585-9400 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get on our schedule.
Aerating along with overseeding is the best way to foster healthy grass growth in the coming year. Overseeding is simply the method of spreading grass seed over an existing lawn. As grasses mature, thinning is normal – especially in high traffic areas. Overseeding keeps your lawn lush and vigorous without starting over from scratch. Overseeding on a regular basis will keep your lawn looking its best.
Overseeding at the time of a fall aeration helps produce a higher rate of seed germination. The key is to not wait to overseed until your lawn in looking bare and scarce in spots. Golf courses use the practice of overseeding as a routine maintenance practice to keep their courses looking their best. Prepping the lawn with an aeration prior to placing seed down will help improve the germination rate by allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the root zone. Aerations are another must have maintenance task for a lawn to look top shape.
A newly aerated lawn along with overseeding in the fall will require some extra care for the first few weeks after aeration services. You will begin to see new grass growth within a week of overseeding as long as soil moisture conditions are optimal. The following are recommended lawn care for a newly aerated and overseeded lawn:
- Immediately following the aeration and overseed services you will want to water in the seeds that may be laying on top of your lawn. We want these seeds to reach the aerated holes.
- For the next few weeks, you will need to water lightly each day – just enough to soak the first inch or so of your lawn. You will need to keep your lawn moist, but not overwatered. We recommend watering it every day unless it rains.
- Once the seeds germinate, don’t water as frequently, but do a deeper soaking so the roots are watered and strengthened.
- Once the weather cools and your irrigation systems are blown out, leave your lawn alone. It will enter its dormancy stage with the cooler weather and come springtime your lawn will be thicker and fuller.
The lawn plugs may be unappealing to the eye, but refrain the urge to rake them up. They will break down and absorb back into the soil in a few weeks. This will add more nutrients back into your soil as well.