Lawn Over Seeding St Louis, MO:
Over seeding is the process of spreading grass seed over an existing lawn to maintain turf quality. Proper technique and seed dispersal quantity is essential to a great result. Over seeding is primarily reserved for cool season, bunch-type grasses such as tall fescue, fine fescue, perennial & annual ryegrass, and bluegrass. After several years, mature plants begin to slow down their reproduction rate. A blade of grass lives an average of 45 to 60 days, and production of new leaves must continually outpace the die-back of older leaves. Young grass will produce leaves faster than older grass and over-seeding will produce young grass. One of the most important secrets to maintaining a healthy, thick lawn is to introduce young grass by over seeding at the correct time.
Over seeding cool season grasses should be done in late summer or early fall. Applying seed at this time, allows the seed to germinate and become better established before the grass goes dormant. Also, there is typically more rain at this time which helps develop roots.
When spring rolls around, you will have a great head start to a beautiful, lush lawn!