When it comes to lawn care, you can be faced with a real conundrum. On one hand, you want to have a lush, beautiful lawn. On the other hand, you want to be able to use that lawn. Sure, the look of your lawn is important, but so is letting the kids play there and using it for entertaining (e.g., cookouts, get-togethers, etc.). That foot traffic can really take its toll on your lawn, though. All is not lost, however. If you are one who uses the lawn for such purposes, overseeding might be just what you need to achieve both goals. As such, you may need to overseed or reseed your lawn from time to time. That said, let’s take a deeper dive into what overseeding is and if/when it is best for your particular situation.
What is Lawn Overseeding?
An alternative to a total lawn renovation, overseeding is a much less involved process that can help keep high-traffic lawns looking green and healthy. In general, there is a threshold for lawn overseeding, though. If more than 40% of your lawn needs to be fixed, a total lawn renovation is likely your best option. Less than 40%, however, and you will probably be just fine with lawn overseeding.
Why Would You Need Lawn Overseeding?
There can be a great number of reasons why your lawn could need to be overseeded. We have compiled a list of some of the most common reasons.
When Should You Overseed?
Late summer and early fall are the best times for overseeding. Aim for August/September.
The 12-Step Process of Lawn Overseeding
Overseeding your lawn helps to keep it healthy and looking good. It also allows you to use it to its fullest potential. If your lawn looks like it needs to be overseeded, it’s better to address the situation early to avoid a complete lawn renovation. Yes, it can seem like a lot of preparation and care to do it right. If your lawn or grounds need special attention, it might be best to contact the lawn care professionals at E.P.M. Lawnscape and Supply. Give us a call at (517) 990-0110 today!