Overseeding Your Lawn

At Savannah Eco Mowing, we like to avoid using chemical herbicides as part of our lawn care service. Instead, we focus on creating healthy lawns using a variety of techniques that are better for you, your lawn and the environment. A lawn that has thick, healthy grass, with deep healthy roots naturally has fewer weed problems, reducing the need for herbicides of any kind.

Many people do not realize that even healthy grass that is well maintained will tend to thin over time. To keep your lawn nice and thick, overseeding should be done every 4 or 5 years. In Savannah, GA there are many lawn care services you can hire to overseed your lawn, or you can do it yourself. Savannah Eco Mowing will, of course, be happy to help you overseed, but whatever you decide to do, here are some of the basics you should know.

Before putting down seed, you need to mow the lawn very low. The seed needs to make it down to the soil to germinate, and the new grass will need sunlight to grow. Aerating is also helpful, and going over the soil with a stiff rake, or putting down a thin layer of compost will help the seed germinate better. When choosing your seed, the lower the amount of weed seed the better.

You will need to water lightly and frequently until the new grass starts sprouting up. Ideally the soil would be slightly moist at all times. Once the grass starts coming up, you can water longer and less often.

Although overseeding your lawn does not need to be done very often, and isn’t the first thing you think of when considering a lawn care service, it will help you maintain a thick beautiful lawn, with fewer weeds and less need for herbicides.