Keeping a lawn healthy is not an easy task. With children, pets, neighbors, weather, and any pests always wearing down your grass, it is no wonder that thin or empty spots appear over time. Regular watering and gently asking strangers to stay off your lawn will help, but if you already have weak areas in your yard, consider overseeding your lawn this Spring.
Spring Overseeding to Correct Bare Patches in Your Lawn
Overseeding includes spreading new grass seed on top of an existing lawn. This process helps fill in any bald spots and strengthen all areas of your yard. The added thickness of grass will help protect your lawn against invasive weeds.
Step 1: Prep the Area
Begin to prepare your lawn by working with what is already there. Mow the area on the lowest setting. Rake up any clippings, debris, and loose soil. This cleanup will remove all barriers between the ground and seeds.
Step 2: Aerate Before Seeding
Seeds need space to grow. Consider having your lawn aerated before adding the seeds. This extra inclusion of air mixed with the soil will help it be a better home for the new grass.
Step3: Add the Seed
Now comes the easy part, the seeding. Fill your spreader with grass seed and start spreading it evenly over your lawn. To get the best results, combine the seed with fertilizer.
Step 4: Water, Water, Water and Wait
All your work will have been for nothing if the seeds don’t have what they need to grow. Keep the area hydrated with regular watering times, about once per day should work. Aim to have the soil moist at all times. Wait for about two weeks to pass before you mow the area. For best results, reduce the traffic on your lawn.
Independent Lawn Service™ has been in the Livonia area for over 20 years providing year-round lawn care services. We can help you fill in any weak areas in your lawn to have the healthiest grass possible for the coming months. Contact us today at (734) 887-1081 to schedule an appointment.