H1: Successful Turfgrass Seeding & Fertilization

– One reason for spring overseeding is to adjust the cultivar or add multiple species to an old lawn to combat susceptibility to insects or fungus
– Spring and fall are the best times for seeding to reduce competition from weeds, but overseeding during summer can work with extra care
– Proper preparation includes mowing grass very short, aerating soil, and ensuring soil contact with the seed
– Choosing the right fertilizer requires knowing the type of grass, soil type, soil pH and available nutrients
– Factors like sun exposure, shade, and slope impact the success of seeding and fertilization
– Soil testing can identify nutrient imbalances to adjust the fertilizer program
– After seeding, the new grass should be watered frequently and lightly for 2-3 weeks to ensure seedlings don’t dry out
– Proper mowing practices include taking no more than one-third off the total grass height and keeping mower blades sharp
– Proper fertilization strategy depends on the region and climate, but a healthy lawn demands weekly mowing and periodic watering
– In conclusion, overseeding can be done to combat insect or fungal problems or just to add diversity to an older lawn. Spring and fall are the best seeding seasons, but summer can work with extra care. Good preparation and proper mowing and fertilization care are essential for a healthy lawn.