Unacceptable lawn quality? Lawn Renovation is the answer!
How will you renovate my lawn?
Renovation involves planting grass seed into the existing lawn area. This procedure is commonly called overseeding.
Overseeding lawns, involves sowing seed over your existing grass to fill in dead patches. This makes sense if the existing grass is still healthy enough or abundant enough to make it worth keeping. If your lawn is covered with 50% or less healthy grass’ then you may need to tear up the old lawn completely and start a new lawn.
When is the best time to overseed?
The best time to overseed lawns is in the fall. This means repairing of thin or bare areas and is especially important after summers of much draught or extreme hot temperatures. Cool nights and shorter days are when turf seeds are able to retain its moisture the best.
Preparing for Lawn Overseeding
Before we begin the overseeding proceess, we choose a seed that is best for your needs. Choosing the right grass seed involves taking many things into consideration, such as the possibility that the new seed will be competing with the existing grass.
We may top dress your lawn with compost or topsoil blend to help incorporate organic matter into the lawn, improving soil structure. Aeration of dirt will improve oxygenation, which will help the new grass seed grow faster and healthier.
Watering of your seed and grass is most important. At least one inch of water each day is ideal. This is needed to keep soil moist, which is needed to start seed germination. Now bear in mind your renovated lawn needs care. Remember that new sprouts are delicate. Keep traffic and animals off. A newly renovated lawning needs protective mulch down over areas with bare soil, fertilize, lime and water everyday.