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How & When to Overseed Your Lawn

December 20th, 2021

OverseedYour lawn is one of your property’s most valuable assets. A well-maintained lawn doesn’t just increase your home’s curb appeal… it can even give your home’s monetary value a boost! It’s no wonder so many homeowners spend time and money ensuring their lawn is in perfect condition.

So, when brown patches start to pop up, or the lawn begins to look thin and scarce, panic may start to set in. However, there are ways to restore your lawn’s luster without replacing or reseeding the entire thing.

What is overseeding?

It is simply spreading grass seed over an existing, established lawn without turning the soil.

Why would I want to overseed?

There are various reasons homeowners do this, including to:

     Add fresh color

     Introduce new grass varieties

     Thicken the lawn 

     Help recover from drought stress

     Overcome disease or pests

How do I overseed my lawn?

Even though this is not difficult, it does require very specific lawn preparation for optimal results. For this reason, we suggest having a professional lawn care company take care of this. However, if this is not possible, you can do this yourself by following these basic steps:

     Prep the lawn

     Choose an appropriate seed variety

     Spread the seed



When should I overseed my lawn?

Since we don’t deal with extreme cold here in Florida, homeowners can overseed anytime outside of the hottest summer months. However, avoid overseeding if you know a cold snap is coming. If you plan to do this in the spring, be sure to do it with enough time for the new grass to establish before the summer heat turns up.

Lawn Services in Tampa Bay

If your lawn isn’t looking its finest these days, or is trying to recover from disease or damage, overseeding is a great way to restore its shine. Here at Green Solutions Lawn Care & Pest Control in Tampa, we perform routine overseeding for many of the lawns that we maintain. We know what a huge aesthetic impact overseeding can have on a lawn and the entire property’s appearance. Call us at (813) 684-7336 or contact us online for a free estimate on lawn care services, today!