Overseeding vs. Power Seeding in the Edison Area

Is your lawn looking weak or sparse? As the Edison area’s lawn care experts, we know that homeowners are looking for reliable and affordable solutions to their lawn care needs. When your lawn needs seeding, you want a solution that will work the first time. Trying multiple options and throwing money at the problem just won’t do. Two of the most common forms of lawn seeding are overseeding and Power Seeding. Let’s take a look at how they differ and which is right for your lawn.

What is Overseeding? Overseeding is a common practice used when lawns are growing in uneven patches or the grass is thin in places. When overseeding, grass seed is planted into the existing turf. This type of lawn seeding does not disrupt the turf or the soil. With overseeding you typically get about a 15% germination rate. If you combine overseeding with aeration, you can achieve a germination rate as high as 30%.

What is Power Seeding? Power Seeding uses specialized equipment to loosen the soil while planting the seed into the ground. It can be used in areas where growth is sparse or in bare dirt situations. With this method, there is no need to apply straw over the newly planted seed and you’ll typically see a 90% germination rate.

Why Choose Power Seeding Instead of Overseeding?

At Lawn Doctor of Mercer & Middlesex County, we rely on Power Seeding as our preferred method of lawn seeding. Our service cultivates the soil, promotes aeration, and provides for better seed-to-soil contact. With our proprietary Turf Tamer® equipment, ground-metered technology is used to distribute the optimal amount of seed, ensuring even growth. It also uses a reciprocating action, which means you don’t have to worry about damaging your existing turf. As a result, more newly planted seeds can germinate and develop.

As your lawn care professionals in the Edison area, we recommend Power Seeding in the fall. This is a season with warmer days, cooler nights, and plenty of rainfall. Thanks to these favorable conditions, new seeds grow and develop better. Likewise, they don’t have to compete against aggressive weeds for water and nutrients.

At Lawn Doctor of Mercer & Middlesex County, we take the guesswork out of lawn seeding for Edison area homeowners. That means you don’t have to worry about determining the right mix of grass seed to plant, or if the overseeding service you chose will result in a fuller lawn in the spring.

Do you still have questions about whether overseeding or Power Seeding is right for your lawn? Call our Edison area office today at 732.246.1101. We are proud to work with homeowners in Edison, Hamilton Township, Middlesex County, New Brunswick, Woodbridge, Somerset, Trenton, Princeton Junction and Southeast Mercer County.

Lawn Doctor lawn aeration service can help prevent these issues and make sure your lawn continues to flourish year round.