Overseeding is a great way to fill in bare and patchy areas on your lawn to increase its density, but spring isn't the best time to do it. That's because many weeds germinate during this season, and they will steal nutrients from the grass seeds. Additionally, the new grass will still be young and vulnerable once summer arrives in Pennsylvania, so it won't be able to stand up to the heat. Fortunately, the fall season is perfect for overseeding since the temperatures are cool enough for the seeds to germinate, and they won't have to deal with as many weeds. By overseeding in the fall, you will give them the best chance to successfully establish in the soil and yield healthy, beautiful grass growth.
Many weeds germinate in the spring and will cause problems for the seeds.
One reason overseeding in the spring is a waste of money is because of weeds. Many weeds germinate during this season, and the grass seeds won't get all the nutrients they need to establish when these pesky plants steal them; this will slow down or stop them from developing altogether. You also can't use pre-emergent weed control treatments because they won't just prevent weeds from growing but your grass seeds, too. As a result, you won't get the desired results from overseeding and will have a lawn infested with pesky weeds.
The new grass won't be able to withstand the summer heat.
Another reason spring isn't the best time for overseeding is because the summer season isn't far behind. Cool-season seeds are ideal for overseeding here in Pennsylvania, and as the name implies, they don't do well in the heat. Not only that, but the new grass will still be young and vulnerable by the time summer rolls around, so it won't be able to withstand the stressful hot temperatures. It would hinder its overall health and growth, causing it to turn brown and die. Not only will you still have a patchy, lackluster lawn, but it also wastes your money.
Fall Is the Best Time for Overseeding Because It'll Provide Ideal Conditions for the Seeds
Fall is the best time for overseeding because it will provide cooler temperatures and ideal conditions for the seeds to germinate and establish roots. They'll also have enough time to grow into stronger, more durable grass before the winter season sets in. Additionally, fewer weeds will be around to steal nutrients from them during the fall, allowing the seeds to flourish and succeed in their development.
You should aerate your lawn before overseeding in the fall so the seeds can fall into the holes created, giving them excellent contact with the soil!
Call Us Today to Sign Up for Our Overseeding Service
If you're looking to fill in any bare and patchy areas on your lawn with new grass, we are the company to turn to! At Countywide Landscape, we offer our overseeding service in the fall so the seeds can take advantage of the ideal conditions and establish themselves in the soil before the winter season sets in. We also use a premium blend of tall fescue seeds, as they'll yield beautiful green grass that can withstand stressors like wear and tear, drought, and the cold. We have been making lawns thicker and lusher than ever with our overseeding service for 16 years, and we look forward to doing the same for yours next!
We offer our overseeding service to residential and commercial properties, along with HOAs, in West Chester, Downingtown, Exton, PA, and throughout the nearby areas. Call us at (610) 285-9727 to sign up for this service today!