Proper Steps for Fall Lawn Overseeding

Every homeowner dreams of having a lush, beautiful front lawn. We know that you covet your neighbor’s deep green, healthy grass, trimmed rosebushes, and even the decorative garden gnomes. Fall is a very important time for gardens and lawns everywhere. Correct yard fortification, fall lawn overseeding, and proper preparation for winter can help bring the life you desire to your grass come spring.

A few helpful hints..

Throughout fall, be sure to keep your lawn mowed and watered. Lower your lawnmower blades so that your grass is cut closer to the earth. Winter diseases such as snow mold can affect taller grasses in the winter and ruin grass re-growth.

Aerating Your Lawn

Aeration is the act of loosening soils that have become compacted over the course of the year. You may choose to either poke these nutrient-delivering tunnels into the ground of your yard yourself (with a pitchfork), or use a plug aerator. While the small plugs of dirt that appear after this type of aeration may be unsightly, they will re-absorb into your yard in no time. Aeration is best completed during late September or October, about 5 to 6 weeks before the first frost.

Fertilizing and Seeding for Spring

After aeration, it is time to overseed and apply fertilizer. Fall fertilization provides the nutrients that your grass needs to gain strength throughout the winter. Seed your garden for new growth in October- the seeds will begin to germinate during the colder months and grow splendidly come spring.

The landscaping team at Outdoor Pros NC will gladly provide both assistance and advice for your fall lawn overseeding preparation. We offer seasonal maintenance to keep your lawn and garden looking its best year-round. You can click here to view our list of services, or browse our website for more fall lawn overseeding and preparation tips and projects.