Planting a fresh layering of grass seed is certain to offer one of the most cost-effective options for updating the appearance of the landscape. It is often noticed that using the right seeded lawn to match the climate is much more resilient in the long-term compared to laying the strips of turf. However, an aspect of planting the seeds is the increased workload. It will need watering on a daily basis and will need to be kept free of foot traffic until the grass is established.
Make sure to select the right type of grass seed to match the climate conditions, the soil type, and shade of the garden. It might benefit to select a specially prepared blend of seeds which is certain to offer a more resilient choice since it is able to combine the properties and strengths of several species. This is certain to give a hardier lawn that is more disease and drought resistant.
In the process of selecting the overseeding, make sure to go with a high-quality choice that is independently rated to offer the beautiful green lawn once developed. It rarely pays to go with the cheapest seed possible when it comes to the lawn.
It certainly helps to prepare the soil prior to planting the seed since this is able to help with the initial germination process. Ideally, you want to loosen the top 2 or 3 inches of soil and make sure any debris (leaves, sticks, stones, etc) and large soil clumps are eliminated. Also, this is an ideal time to attempt to level the lawn area which will make it much more usable and avoid the possibility of water collecting in a certain areas. If necessary include the right soil amendments or fertilizers to help increase the quality of the soil.
Garden seed is easily overseeding lawn using the hands or a spreading machine to offer an even coating over the entire surface of the soil. Avoid over-seeding since this will leave the seedlings fighting for the available space and nutrients.
For cool season lawns, the time of year to gain the greatest possible results from over-seeding is in mid Fall. This allows the new grass seed enough time to develop a basic root system prior to the arrival of Winter. Once Spring arrives, the new grass seed will already be partially established and ready to flourish in the warmer weather, giving faster and better results than if the sod were over-seeded in the Spring.