How February Overseeding Can Keep You From Losing Hair!

What happened to your beautiful lawn?

You’ve been asking yourself that question all winter. That glorious green carpet of grass is now just a brown, muddy wasteland. You wonder if it will ever recover in time for the warm summer weather. 

That’s where overseeding comes into the picture. Don’t wait until spring to begin resuscitating your lawn. Winter is the perfect time to get to work, and getting a head start in late winter means your lawn will be primed and ready to grow by the time of that first spring thaw. 

Here’s the lowdown on winter overseeding, so you can keep from losing your hair…er, grass. 

Proactive Overseeding

It’s perfectly understandable.

Last year, everything was fine. You had a lush, gorgeous expanse of lawn, finely feathered and delicately coiffed. You were the talk of the town—everyone admired your green, grassy locks. 

But now you’re in the deepest depths of winter, and everything’s changed. Under all that snow is…well, it’s not what it used to be. Gradual thinning, enormous bald patches, and a noticeably retreating grass line. 

The good news is: it’s nothing to be ashamed of. It happens to every homeowner eventually, and the answer to your troubles is simple. First, you need to accept what’s happened—then, you need to do something about it.

You need to learn how to overseed a lawn

Dead or dormant grass with some green shoots

How It Works

Overseeding is simply the process of spreading dormant grass seed over a lawn. If done properly, it can fill in the bare spots and return your lawn to its luscious prime for the summer season. 

Of course, the key is knowing when to overseed lawns. Overseeding in winter is crucial, but it’s important to determine the right time in winter to begin your overseeding operations. 

The general consensus is that February through April is the best time to begin overseeding your lawn with warm-season grasses—and it makes sense, when you think about it. 

Overseeding in the middle of winter means the dormant seeds have to weather the worst parts of the season. Seeds are sown in late winter, however, can take root and prepare themselves for the coming spring thaw without suffering through the long, dreadful cold. 

Four Simple Steps to Greener Grass

So now that you know what you have to do, here’s how to overseed your thinning, pathetic-looking lawn. 

  • The dormant seeds must make contact with bare soil, so it’s important to sow them in loose, tilled, and agitated earth. Just use a rototiller or aerator, and rake the soil to clear out debris.
  • Spread your virile seed. Choose a rich, sturdy grass, like Black Beauty® Original Grass Seed, and follow the guidelines on the seed packaging to ensure the right amount is distributed. Too much or too little can set you right back to square one. 
  • Once you’ve sown those seeds, rake the surface—gently, you don’t want to destroy what you’ve just planted—to cover everything up. 
  • That’s it, you don’t need to do anything else. Let Mother Nature take care of her own. 

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Regrow Your Lawn Today

Knowing how and when to overseed lawns can seem challenging, but it really doesn’t have to be. Aim for a February sowing, observe the above steps for overseeding, and by summertime your thinning, balding lawn will be like the Matthew McConaughey of lawns—back from the brink with a luscious, wavy mane of grass.

Better yet, when you start seeing those bald patches and thinning spots in your lawn, get in touch with Southwest Stone Supply. We’ve got everything you need to get your lawn ready for spring and summer, and our friendly professionals can help you with all your landscaping needs. 

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