Overseeding and Your Burlington Irrigation System

The birds are chirping, snow is melting, grass is beginning to show – it must be spring! Though the warmer weather is taking its sweet time to arrive, we can’t forget that full-fledged spring is just around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about lawn care and inground sprinkler systems. There’s no such thing as being too early in planning your Burlington irrigation and lawn maintenance program. One thing you’ll notice is that your grass may not be the full, luscious lawn that it was last summer.

If you want to revive your lawn and remove the dead patches, then it’ll take a careful regime of overseeding and Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler system applications. Nutri-Lawn Burlington can show you all the ways that overseeding will help the effects of your inground sprinkler system thrive. You can engage in overseeding practices yourself, or have Nutri-Lawn Burlington complete them for you. Read on to find out more.

How does overseeding work?
Overseeding is an important process to help you get the most out of your Nutri-Lawn inground sprinkler system. Overseeding allows you to plant new grass over the areas of the lawn that have become weak and patchy over the winter months.

Overseeding isn’t a difficult process, but it’s one that takes time to be effective. The first thing you need to do is rack up the dead thatch that has built up over the winter and can’t be saved with irrigation. Remove the dead grass and seed and add it to your compost. Once you’ve done this, mix up the soil to reduce the compaction that was brought on by winter. This will create a soft bed for your fresh seed to root into.

After you remove compaction, lay down a healthy layer of manure, compost, topsoil, or fertilizer. This is a great time to have the advice of a Nutri-Lawn Burlington expert who will help you choose a fertilizer that will perfectly partner with your inground sprinkler system. Finally, it’s time to lay down the fresh seed!

Why bother overseeding?
Let’s start with the most important reason that overseeding is a good partner for your inground sprinkler system. Overseeding rejuvenates your lawn’s appearance, adding more curb appeal to your home. It also offers a softer, thicker lawn for you to sun bathe on over the summer or for your kids to play on. Great reasons indeed!

Overseeding also strengthens your lawn. With overseeding you can choose the right grass that is more resilient than last year’s and can better withstand weeds, insects, or diseases that you struggled with the summer before. Furthermore, removing the weak or damaged areas of your lawn will remove vulnerability. Weak patches open up defenseless zones for weeds, disease, mould, drought, and insects to take hold.

Having a grass seed that works better for your lawn will also mean that your Burlington irrigation system doesn’t have to work as hard to keep your lawn healthy. In fact, your lawn care in general will be simplified if you have a native, strong grass seed planted in your lawn.

What time of the year is best for overseeding?
There are two times that work best for overseeding: Fall and spring. You don’t want to overseed too late, though, as extreme hot or cold temperatures can hinder the growth of your new grass.

Don’t wait until it’s too late! Get started on your Burlington irrigation system today with a complimentary estimate from Nutri-Lawn Burlington!