Lawn Reseeding for Newbie Lawn Owners

lawn reseedingOne of the key responsibilities of a lawn owner is to make sure his lawn always looks its best. So if you find your lawn starting to thin or has bare spots, you may want to consider the task of lawn reseeding. By doing so, you will achieve a healthier, greener, and a more luscious lawn.

The task of reseeding your lawn requires some time to prepare and plan. Also called over-seeding, this task makes sure that your lawn’s appeal is improved by fixing the spots and bare areas that are starting to take over your lawn. As a result, you get to increase the value of your home and even improve your affinity with your neighbors.

In order to get started with this task, here are some of the things you will need to consider:

Timing
Even though it is possible to go through a lawn reseeding almost any time throughout the year, there are special considerations that need to be recognized. This is so you can make sure that the process has been executed properly and you can make the most out of it. With regards to the timing, you will need to make sure that you give enough time for the grass to establish before the start of winter. Reseeding should be done numerous weeks before the start of the first frost. However, you have to avoid doing it in the summer as the scorching heat can be tough on your lawn.

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Preparation
Before starting the process of lawn reseeding, you must remove the debris, dead grass and weeds from the area. This can be done manually by pulling them from the ground or you can make the task easier by using a weed killer. You will then need to loosen the soil using a hard rake. The reason for this is so you can allow nutrients and water to fully penetrate the soil as well as nourish your lawn’s roots.

If your soil is in poor condition, it might need you to apply some compost or a new soil. This will prepare your lawn for the new grass seed. For the best results, you can consult with your garden center or a local nursery to give you advice on which type of soil is perfect for your area.

Reseeding
When everything has been thoroughly prepared, your next task is to choose the grass seed you will be using. It is best you choose a seed which is the same as the grass that is currently in your lawn. By doing so, you can avoid unsightly spots in your lawn.

If you are unclear about how to go about with the process of lawn reseeding on your own, it may be best that you get the help of an expert. This will make sure you don’t encounter any trouble with your lawn and you can be sure of the quality of the process. However, this will require you to spend some money. If you don’t have the budget for it, you can still do it by yourself using the above mentioned tips.

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