Benefits of Overseeding Your Lawn:
First of all, for those who donít know what overseeding is, here is
your answer. Overseeding put simply is the spreading of new seed
over an existing lawn, usually with a spreader.
seed should be lightly watered 2-3 times a day. A light misting is
best, so there isn't runoff that will wash the new seed away.
Why should I reseed my existing lawn when I am doing fertilizing and
weed control treatments? Many times certain areas of your lawn, due
to insect, disease, drought, deep shade, poor soil conditions,
compaction, moles, construction, etc. will cause areas to struggle
or die off. Fertilizing alone, especially in poor soil conditions
usually takes too much time for the desired results. The other
reason which many people donít know about is that the sod that is
laid for a new home is grown at a sod farm. The sod farm does not
always buy the most expensive quality seed to produce their turf.
Many times it is a cultivar that is fast growing, and isnít as
drought resistant, insect resistant, and disease resistant as some
of the newer, pricier cultivars. Urbandale Lawn Solutions uses only
the highest grade of seed, whether it is for sunny or shady areas.
The germination rate is always the highest possible percentage,
If you are not satisfied with the current condition of your lawn
even after lawn treatments, then it might be time to take a look at
the possibility of overseeding your lawn.
One of the best ways to reestablish an existing lawn is to aerate in
the early fall, then overseed. The seed then goes into the holes
where they can start to grow. As the lawn is being watered to keep
the seed moist, the aerating plugs begin to break down and filter
back into the turf. This benefits the seed as it gives more seed to
soil contact. Generally, after watering the new seed everyday for
two to three weeks, you will have a new lawn that is the envy of the
Call Urbandale Lawn Solutions, Inc. today to schedule your fall
aerating and overseeding.
Urbandale Lawn Solutions can sod entire lawns from the grading stage
on new construction houses, or if you are thinking about tearing out
an existing lawn to start over, we can help. If you are thinking
about patching smaller areas of sod, we can help there too. No
matter what size project you have, give us a call for a free quote.
Payment is due when services are
rendered. A 2% service charge per month with $5.00 minimum added
after 30 days.
For your convenience, service continues from season to season. For a
change to your service, please call our office.