Overseeding

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Overseeding in Lawn Care

Emerald Lawn Care – Your Overseeding Experts

Overseeding is a crucial lawn care practice that goes far beyond just sprinkling grass seed on bare patches. It’s a comprehensive process aimed at revitalizing and thickening your lawn, introducing disease-resistant grass varieties, and ultimately enhancing the overall health and appearance of your turf.

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The Overseeding Process

Here’s a breakdown of what overseeding involves and the roles the lawn care provider and homeowner play in ensuring its success.

1. Mechanical Aeration

The process starts with mechanical aeration, which involves making multiple passes over the lawn with an aeration machine.

This step is crucial as it creates small holes in the soil, helping to reduce compaction, improve air and water infiltration, and prepare an ideal seedbed.

Aeration promotes better seed-to-soil contact, which is essential for the successful germination of the new grass seeds.

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2. Power Raking (In Some Cases)

Power raking might be necessary, especially in lawns with a significant amount of thatch.

It helps to remove the layer of dead grass and debris, allowing seeds to reach the soil more effectively.

3. Selecting the Right Seed

The choice of seed is tailored to suit the specific conditions of your lawn, such as shade tolerance and disease resistance, and matches the existing grass type.

4. Application of Starter Fertilizer

For a nutrient boost: A starter fertilizer is applied to provide the newly sown seeds with the essential nutrients needed for growth.

5. Pelletized Mulch Application (If Necessary)

In some cases, pelletized mulch is applied to help retain moisture around the seeds, aiding in germination and growth.

Homeowner’s Role: Watering

The most critical part of the overseeding process lies in the homeowner’s hands – watering. For successful germination and establishment, the lawn needs to be watered every day, twice a day: 20 minutes in the morning and another 20 minutes in the afternoon, for 30 days.

Consistent watering ensures the seeds have the moisture they need to germinate and establish properly.

Benefits of Overseeding

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  • Thicker Turf: Overseeding helps in creating a denser, lusher lawn.
  • Disease Resistance: By introducing disease-resistant grass varieties, overseeding can reduce the lawn’s susceptibility to diseases, diminishing the reliance on fungicides.
  • Aesthetic Improvement: It enhances the overall look and feel of your lawn, contributing to a more vibrant and healthy outdoor space.

Important Considerations

Irrigation System and Electronic Dog Fence: Homeowners with irrigation systems or electronic dog fences should mark sprinkler heads and wires to prevent accidental damage during the aeration process.

Responsibility and Guarantees: It’s important to note that while lawn care providers like Emerald Lawn Care can ensure optimal seed-to-soil contact, the success of seeding largely depends on the homeowner’s watering practices. Therefore, the guarantee of seeding success might be limited.

Overseeding is a comprehensive lawn care practice that can significantly improve the health and appearance of your lawn.

While lawn care providers expertly handle the mechanical aspects of the process, the responsibility of watering, essential for seed germination, falls to the homeowner. With the right care and attention, overseeding can transform a sparse or unhealthy lawn into a lush, vibrant, and disease-resistant turf.

What Customers Are Saying

“First year with Emerald Lawn Care after using multiple national franchise companies. It is such a pleasure dealing with a local company that you can talk to about your lawn and any concerns. The field tech Mike is very professional and willing to address any concerns that I have had. I am so impressed by this company, despite the drought we had this early summer, my lawn looks wonderful.” ~ John

“They’ve taken their time to explain the logic and science behind lawncare and how their application will bring long term improvements. As the season rolled by, I’ve seen a stark difference between my yard and my neighbors’. They are timely and professional. I get texts before and after with clear notes. They know what they are doing..” ~ Sunil

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