When portions of a lawn become thin — or even bare — the issue goes beyond a dull appearance. Whether caused by heavy foot traffic or extreme heat (among other factors), a thinned out lawn is more likely to be crowded out by weeds that compete for sunlight, water and other nutrients. This further weakens thin lawns, making them more prone to disease and pests.

The best way to thicken a thin lawn or ensure a lush lawn remains intact is with our lawn seeding service. With traditional overseeding and slit seeding options available, we’ll identify the best route to optimize seed germination and maintain a healthy looking lawn well into the future.

What Is Overseeding?

Overseeding refers to the process where new grass seed is spread over an existing lawn to fill in gaps, adding thickness and color. As the grass becomes greener and thicker, it’s a sign that the lawn has grown healthier.

By overseeding newer varieties of turf grass into an older lawn, you can help it better withstand insects, disease, drought, shady conditions and heavy traffic. This approach also helps reduce the amount of water, fertilizer and pesticides needed to keep it in tip-top condition.

How We Approach Overseeding

At Lush Lawn, we’ve overseeded our customers’ lawns for over 15 years — and in that time, we’ve learned a lot. We recognize that it’s best to overseed in the fall, as the combination of cooler temperatures and rain gives way to higher germination rates and thus greater success. That’s why we only perform overseeding in the late summer/early fall when the conditions are right for growth. (Too early: hot weather can cause new grass to go dormant before it has strong roots. Too late: it’s too cold for seeds to germinate.)

We also understand that it’s important to overseed your lawn when it’s freshly aerated. The tiny pores that aeration leaves behind significantly improve the contact between the grass seeds and the soil. This, in turn, leads to a better germination rate.

The success of our results also ties back to the type of grass seeds we use. We only overseed lawns with premium quality Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass seeds, both of which include disease- and insect-resistant strains of seed to boost lawn strength and resilience.

Recognizing that the two go hand-in-hand, please note that our lawn seeding service is only available in combination with our lawn aeration service.

What Is Slit Seeding?

If you are putting in a new lawn, or rehabbing a yard that is out of control, one of the most effective ways to guarantee a lush, green lawn is through slit seeding.

Slit seeding uses a special machine (a slit seeder) that literally slits the ground and drops seeds in the cracks to give them deeper contact with the soil. This ensures better growth and protects the grass seeds from the elements, birds and other animals.

When putting in a lawn, slit seeding has an even better chance of succeeding than sod. Not only is slit seeding better than sod, but it is also cheaper to install than sod and even hydroseeding.

Our Slit Seeding Services

When planting a lawn, it’s important that the grass seeds are planted directly into the soil. In many cases, companies will till the soil, scatter the seeds on top and then attempt to rake them into the tilled soil for improved contact.

Our slit seeding machines have discs that slice the ground, drop the seeds directly into the slices and cover them back up. This ensures optimal contact with the ground, proper placement and even coverage of the seeds in the yard. We make multiple passes in different directions with our machines until there’s a row of grass seed in every square inch of your yard.

The Benefits of Our Lawn Seeding Service

When you invest in our lawn seeding service, you can expect to:

  • Enhance the look of your lawn with a more unified green color and improved density
  • Increase the strength of your lawn and its resistance to invasion from pests or disease
  • Introduce new grass varieties that help beat out weeds and other undesirable grasses
  • Reduce stormwater run-off with dense grass that keeps nutrients where they should be

Interested in Our Lawn Seeding Service? Contact Your Closest Lush Lawn Branch for More Information.

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