on May 11, 2013 by TruGreen
Late summer or early autumn is a great time for fall overseeding to heal cool-season lawns that have been damaged by summer drought, diseases, lawn damaging insects or foot traffic. That’s because cool-season grasses, as their name implies, grow best when air temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Common cool-season grasses found in our lawns include Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrasses and fescues.
when to do fall overseeding
how to do fall overseeding
fall aeration and overseeding
benefits of overseeding in the fall:
- Fills in areas of turf damaged by summer stress, diseases or lawn damaging insects.
- Thickens and increases the density of thin lawns.
- Improves the lawn’s appearance.
- Enhances the lawn’s ability to fight lawn damaging insects and diseases.
While our focus here is on fall overseeding for cool-season lawns, be aware that certain warm-season grasses can benefit from overseeding, too, especially in the winter when they go dormant. There is a lot to know about how to seed your lawn effectively and efficiently. If you aren’t certain if fall aeration and overseeding is something you can do, or if it’s something you don’t want to tackle on your own, contact a TruGreen® PhD-certified specialist by calling 866.688.6722 or visiting TruGreen.com.Every TruGreen lawn plan begins with its Healthy Lawn Analysis®, which helpsTruGreen create a tailored approach that gives your lawn exactly what it needs to reach its full potential.