Fall Overseeding in Overland Park, Kansas City, Leawood & Mission Hills.
SK Lawn Care provides overseeding services to homeowners and business owners in the fall to boost, strengthen and repair lawns that may have been damaged over the summer or have an inconsistent patchy look. When used in combination with aerating or verticutting, your lawn becomes the ideal cradle for new seeds to grow in a lush lawn you can be proud of. Overseeding is the best way to fix patchy areas of your lawn that need a “touch up” after being beaten down by the heat, foot traffic and drought of the summer. If your lawn is covered with a layer of thatch that hinders water from properly irrigating the grass overseeding is useless, without first verticutting your to break up the layers of thatch and to break up the soil to better suit the new seeds. The fall in Kansas City – Overland Park area brings cool air to our area yet the ground is still warm from summer heat. This is the ideal time to overseed, aerate and/or verticut your lawn.
Watering Instructions for Newly Over-Seeded Lawns
Newly overseeded lawns require special irrigation. Water your newly seeded lawn daily and may need as many as four light waterings in a single day. Keep the seedbed moist, but not saturated, to a depth of 1 to 2 inches until germination occurs (grass seedlings are ¼ to ½ inches tall). Seedlings of a new lawn must not be stressed to the point of wilt. Continue with light applications of water- 1/8 to ¼ inches one to four times per day. Watering with a light mist is best for establishing new lawns. As seedlings reach 2 inches in height, gradually reduce the frequency of watering and water more deeply. After the new lawn has been mowed two or three times, deep, infrequent watering is best. In absence of rain, water established turf between 1 to 1.5 inches per week. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.