Overseeding is a lawn care service that involves spreading seeds across your turf to fill bare and patchy areas with new grass growth. Doing this will make it thicker and denser, increasing its overall curb appeal and building up its defenses against stressors like diseases, insects, and weeds. The best time to overseed your lawn in Minnesota is in the fall, as it consists of cool-season grass, and the seeds will have ideal conditions for germination. To get the most out of overseeding, you'll want to pair it with aeration because the holes created during the process provide the perfect spot for the seeds to fall into and get excellent contact with the soil!

What is overseeding, and how does it benefit your lawn?

Overseeding is a highly beneficial lawn care service, as it involves spreading seeds over your lawn to fill bare and patchy areas with new grass growth. As a result, it does the following:

  • Overseeding increases the density of your lawn. Since any patchy spots become full of new grass, your turf will be thicker and lusher. Not only is this good for its health, but it will also make it more beautiful and boost its curb appeal!
  • Overseeding builds up your lawn's defenses against stressors. When your turf is denser, it has better defenses against various issues, such as insects and diseases, meaning it has an improved chance of naturally fighting them off. Additionally, it'll crowd out pesky weeds, leaving no room for them to grow and steal vital nutrients from your grass!

The most common seed blend used for overseeding in Minnesota is Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue.

When is the best time to perform overseeding?

We have cool-season lawns here in Minnesota, and since overseeding involves using those types of seeds, the best time to perform it is in the fall. This season will provide cooler temperatures and ideal conditions for germination and establishment, meaning they have the best chance of success. Not only that, but they'll also have enough time to grow into grass and develop roots before winter sets in.

Should you pair overseeding with any other services?

If you want to yield the best results from overseeding, you'll want to pair it with aeration. This service involves mechanically pulling up plugs of soil, which loosens compaction and creates holes in the ground that serve as passageways for nutrients, sunlight, water, and oxygen to reach the roots of your grass more easily. However, these holes also provide the perfect spot for the seeds to fall into! When they do, they'll get deeper into the ground and have excellent contact with the soil, improving their chances of successful germination. What's more, they'll have extra protection from the wind, rain, and critters that eat them, plus better access to the resources they need to establish and grow into healthy, vibrant grass!

Call Us Today to Schedule Our Overseeding Service

Are you ready to make your lawn the thickest and lushest it has ever been? If so, we're here to help! At LawnCrafters, we offer our overseeding service with fall aeration to set up the seeds for success and yield the best results. We also use a premium blend of tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass seeds to ensure they will thrive in the climate in our area and grow into healthy, beautiful, resilient grass.

We offer our overseeding service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Mankato, North Mankato, St. Peter, and throughout the surrounding areas in Minnesota. Call us today at (507) 414-8393 to schedule and get started on achieving the lawn of your dreams!