Overseeding Fescue Lawns in Garner: What You Need to Know

extremely green grass photo fills entire frame for overseeding in GarnerYour Garner-area fescue lawn’s continued, healthy growth depends on a handful of factors. One of these factors is the consistent germination of grass seed. However, if germination has slowed or completely stopped due to damage or other environmental factors, your lawn may need an overseeding treatment to make a recovery. Seeding treatments provide your lawn with an abundance of new seed to germinate, which can help fill in thin areas, repair patches and give your lawn a fuller, healthier appearance. At Lawn Doctor of Southern Wake County, we offer comprehensive seeding treatments to give lawns in the Garner, Holly Springs, Clayton, Fuquay Varina, Knightdale, and Willow Springs, NC areas the boost they need to achieve healthy growth again.

What is Overseeding?

Overseeding is a blanket term for strategically overloading your lawn with fresh grass seed. When your current grass’ germination slows, it can be due to seeds and young plants being damaged, as well as a variety of other factors. Applying a fresh layer of carefully-selected seed boosts germination simply by supplying your lawn with a greater supply of seed to germinate. However, this service must be implemented carefully to avoid competing plants. Overseeding is an effective service on its own, but it works best when combined with treatments that create an environment in your lawn conducive to fostering growth for the new application of seed. These supplementary services include fertilization, aeration, pH balancing and more.

Overseeding in the Garner Area: When is it Necessary?

Overseeding is a beneficial treatment for most Garner-area fescue lawns, but when is it necessary? Although the most effective insight into what treatments your lawn may or may not need is one of our service consultations, there are a few telltale signs overseeding could be the right course of action for your yard:

  • Brown spots on lawn
  • Patchy areas
  • Slowed or stopped growth
  • Damage from moles or voles
  • Damage from pets, children or outdoor entertaining
  • Excessive thatch in upper layers of lawn
  • Damaged areas from parking vehicles on lawn

The general rule is that if your lawn is up to 40% damaged by area, seeding is the proper course of action. However, if your lawn is over 40% damaged, you may benefit more from our Garner-area lawn renovation treatments, which will start a new lawn from scratch.

Call Lawn Doctor of Southern Wake County today at (919) 977-4379 to learn more about overseeding and to schedule a free lawn assessment. We offer lawn seeding treatments to our neighbors in Garner, Clayton, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina, Knightdale, Willow Springs and the neighboring communities.