As winter is headed our way, you’re probably not thinking about how you can make your grass greener. However, what you do for your lawn in the fall sets the stage for the spring. The best way to prep your landscape this fall for next spring is seeding, but what’s the best option–power seeding or overseeding?
The main difference between the two seeding options is what is done before the seed is sown. To overseed, the seed is just spread across the lawn without any prep work. To power seed, the lawn is cut to create slits for the seed to placed in. This is done carefully so it doesn’t cause damage to the existing grass.
Generally speaking, when you overseed, the process is less expensive since less work is involved. It is good for a thin or weak lawn and can be done in the fall or spring. It is important that it has the right growing conditions because the seeds are especially vulnerable to being washed away if it is too rainy. The right balance of moisture usually happens in the fall. Plus, seeding at this time allows the grass to grow without weeds trying to crowd it out.
A lawn would be a good candidate to power seed if you are looking to completely overhaul your existing lawn to get a lusher look or if you want to fill in bare patches. It needs warm days and cool nights to properly work, so fall is the best time to do it.
Which option you choose would require a professional lawn care assessment based on the needs of your lawn. As landscaping professionals we have the knowledge to help you understand what growing conditions are best for different types of seeds, and we can adequately diagnose issues with your lawn.
We want to help save you time and money, which is why we can provide seeding services this fall to help your landscape get a healthy start come springtime. If you’d like a landscape assessment give us a call. For seeding installation services click here for a free quote.