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Why Overseed?

A lawn that’s never overseeded tends to grow olde. If it is consistently mowed, it doesn’t even have the opportunity to go to seed to propagate itself. That lawn will have to rely on rhizomes, stolons, and tillering for growth. Eventually, an old lawn will have trouble maintaining vigorous growth. competing with weeds, and dealing with other lawn stresses. Also, new varieties of grass species are entering the market every year, so it’s beneficial to integrate grass that may be resistant to drought, disease, or insect damage into a lawn with older varieties that lack these features. Here at Nolte and Sons we can provide the exact grass needed to enhance the beauty of your yard.

Fall is the best time to overseed a lawn or to repair those thinner areas in your lawn due to various activities. The cool nights and mild, shorter days provide the ideal conditions for seed germinations. Grass seed is better able to retain moisture during the fall, and seedlings will thrive without the extreme heat that occurs in the summer months. We recommend overseeding in conjunction with aeration.

Spring aeration and overseeding is also an option, but timing is everything in the Spring. We typically do not do overseeding in the Summer months due to temperature swings and not as much rain.

Have questions about our overseeding services? Give us a call at (515) 367-3300, text us at (515) 208-0258, or fill out our short form to request a free quote!

Steve has been our irrigation specialist for about five years. After my husband passed away, he has been so helpful and supportive with irrigation, lawn care, and mowing. Going to check out some of his landscaping talents this year also. Thanks for all of your hard work. Give them a call, you won't regret it!!

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