Overseeding is the process of spreading seed across your lawn to fill in bare spots, improve lawn density and enhance your lawns color. In Minnesota, the best time to overseed your lawn is in the fall when nighttime temperatures consistently fall below 65 degrees because this gives the new seed time to germinate where they can survive the winter and begin growing again in the spring.
Now that we know what overseeding is and when it should be done, is this fall season the right time to overseed your lawn? Let’s take a look at some reasons why you may consider overseeding this fall.
Do You Have Bare Spots?
If you have bare spots in your lawn then overseeding is a great solution. Overseeding allows you to fill in those bare spots with new seed that will be ready to fully sprout come spring.
Is Your Lawn Thinning?
A thinning lawn means that your grass is old! Like everything else in this world, grass has a life span and dies out over time. Overseeding will help replace those old and dying blades of grass and will make your lawn fuller.
Change Grass Type
Overseeding is a great way to change the type of grass in your lawn without having to dig up the old lawn. Simply choose the new type of grass you want in your lawn and overseed it for a few years. After a few years you will have a yard full of your favorite type of grass.
Prevent Weed & Disease
Older lawns are susceptible to disease because they use less resources. Younger lawns are stronger and use up more resources that help deter weeds and other disease from taking over your lawn.
An older lawn that has bare spots and is thinning should be overseeded. Overseeding this fall will fill in those bald spots, thicken your lawn and help prevent weeds and disease. If you plan on enjoying your lawn next summer, overseeding in the fall is the perfect time to start next years maintenance.