Fescue Overseeding in the Fall
Fall is the best time to overseed your yard! It provides the perfect conditions seed germination since the soil is still just warm enough, and the cold air creates conditions that tell the newly budding seeds to create strong roots.
Whether you’re repairing those bald patches on your lawn, or are adding some new additions to your yard, fall is the best time to start overseeding for spring results.
To help get you started, here are a few of the best watering tips to get you off to a good start.
Overseeding and Watering
Keep the soil moist, not drenched.
Grass seed need to properly germinate in order to grow strong roots.
- Water the overseeded area for no less than half an hour to wash the seeds deep into the soil.
- The first week, water your newly overseeded lawn three times a day.
- The second week, water twice a day.
- The third week, water just once a day.
- The fourth week, water just once every two days.
Once the grass is established, watering can be done once or twice in a week
Checking Moisture Levels
Everyone’s soil is a little different so monitor your moisture levels. You can use the screwdriver test by pushing a flathead screwdriver into your lawn. If it goes in easy to about 1 inch (and the soil does not look dry) it should be ok.
If the ground is hard to press into, check to be sure the soil is dry (and you’re not hitting a rock or a tree root). If it’s dry, go get the hose! Water until it’s saturated once again.
Take Your Time
Fall is the best time to patch those bald spots, but it can take time to do right. If you don’t have the time to properly overseed your lawn? Give the experts a call today!
Get Started in 3 Easy Steps
- Submit your name and address for a quote.
- We use satellite technology to review your lawn and give you a quote for your services.
- You approve the quote, and we set up your easy monthly billing.