One of the most important parts of lawn care is seeding. By taking proper care of your lawn through seasonal seeding and maintenance, you can lay a good foundation for a lush, healthy lawn throughout the rest of the year. Many landscape professionals and homeowners alike use the practice of overseeding to keep their turf looking healthy year after year. Overseeding refers to the practice of laying seed over established grass, and while this is generally done to revive damaged lawns, many homeowners find that annual overseeding helps to fight thinning spots and prevent soil erosion. But how exactly can overseeding benefit your property? Read on for just a few reasons you should overseed your lawn.
Over the years, thin spots tend to develop in any lawn. When the grass grows thinner in spots, it opens up areas of your lawn for weed growth. By overseeding your yard, you can prevent weeds from taking advantage of weak spots, because thin spots are less likely to develop from the get-go. Think of it as preventative maintenance for weed control!
Thick grass tends to hold up well to use. Foot traffic, lawn furniture, and environmental stress won’t have as much of an impact on a thick and healthy lawn. But over time, spots of your lawn can naturally thin, and it can be difficult to help your lawn bounce back. By overseeding, you can prevent these thin spots from forming in the first place and help protect your lawn from developing weak spots. Plus, a thicker, greener lawn will be healthier and look nicer in your landscape.
Protect Against Soil Erosion
Soil erosion can have a massive impact on your plant health and even lead to other problems on your property. Left unprotected, your soil can weather away over time due to environmental stresses, but healthy grass with hearty roots can assist with water drainage and prevent your soil from washing away. This is important for preventing larger drainage issues and even basement flooding, which can occur when soil erosion goes unchecked. By caring for your lawn, you also care for the soil!
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