Do you have lawn envy? Do you look around at your neighbors’ and friends’ lawns and wonder how you can make your lawn look better? Many people don’t realize that turf reseeding is a great option for filling out your lawn and making it lusher and healthier. Even better, turf reseeding is affordable and won’t disrupt your ability to use your lawn like laying new sod might.
If you aren’t sure whether it’s time for turf reseeding, here are some clear signs:
- Appearance: If you have brown patches in your lawn or maybe just areas where the grass is thinner than you would like, it may be time to reseed. Make sure you consider the light conditions of the area you want to improve before purchasing seeds. Certain types of grass thrive in full sun, while others prefer shady areas.
- After weed control: If you have completed a major weed control effort, go ahead and consider turf reseeding. As the weeds retreat, it is the perfect time to fill in the spots with extra blades of grass. This will also help keep new weeds from growing because there will be no space for them.
- Time of year: The best time to reseed is either in the early fall or in the spring. The ideal soil temperature for turf reseeding is between 59 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit to promote seed germination.
Turf reseeding is a great way to revitalize your lawn and is a great time to introduce high-quality grass seed. Before starting this project, you should mow the lawn, aerate it, rake it and then spread your seeds. Don’t forget to water if needed.