Seeding Creates Even and Green Branson Lawns
Are you not happy dealing with sections of your lawn looking bare, patchy, or unlike the rest of your lawn? Turn to Ryan Lawn & Tree to provide professional overseeding to your lawn. Our team will recommend the right type of turfgrass to match your current lawn and climate. Seeding a lawn is tough work. It takes a lot of manual labor to work the seed into the soil, so it has the best chance to germinate.
RYAN has the proper seeding equipment. We use aerators and/or verticutters to incorporate the seed into the soil so it will germinate better. We also apply a starter fertilizer enhanced with the correct nutrient ratio and specialized plant-based hormones to maximize establishment and growth. Finally, we will provide helpful instructions on how to water and care for your newly seeded lawn for optimal performance.
Benefits of Overseeding
The first defense against weeds is thick, healthy turf. Unfortunately, tall fescue doesn’t spread out across the lawn. If it becomes damaged from several variables including heat, drought, disease, traffic, dogs, utility trenching, whatever; it will not spread out and fill in those damaged areas. The only way to thicken up a lawn is to reseed it, often needing to overseed. Almost every lawn has an area that needs some reseeding every year.
An interesting fact is that seeding your lawn protects the environment. If you see spots on your lawn, you need to be seeding it. Bare spots allow for soil erosion or for weeds to spring up. Soil erosion is the leading cause of nutrient pollution in our lakes, streams, waterways, and oceans. Do your part to prevent soil erosion by having a thick healthy lawn by seeding it.
When Should Your Branson Lawn Be Seeded?
The best time to seed cool-season grasses like tall fescue or Kentucky bluegrass is during the Fall (mid-August to mid-October), because the soil is still warm, the fall rains have arrived, and fewer weeds germinate during this season. Seeding within this timeframe also gives your grass all of the Fall, Winter, and Spring to mature before the Summer extreme heat returns.
Even though fall is the best time to seed, you don’t wait until fall weather arrives. Seed when you have bare thin spots. You can seed in the spring and be successful, it just means your lawn might require some extra love and care, and water during the hot summer months.
What is Dormant Seeding?
Another option is called Dormant Seeding. Dormant seeding is when you seed your area over the winter (December-March). Simply apply the seed to the areas that need thickening up over the winter. The freezing and thawing of the soil will help improve seed-to-soil contact and allow the seed to easily absorb water. Once the soils warm up in the early spring, the seed will germinate and grow. This is a great way to seed areas that don’t have a sprinkler system.
One thing to keep in mind is that dormant lawn seeding can be a gamble. It depends on late winter and spring moisture to be successful. If we don’t get enough snow, or spring rains, the dormant seed will not germinate properly. But the rewards of a thick beautiful lawn, usually outweigh the risks and chance of a dry spring.
Give Ryan Lawn & Tree a call at (417) 865-1600 or schedule a free Branson Lawn Seeding Service quote online! We will leave you with a RYAN Signature Lawn that will stand out all year.
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“This is the first year we have used RYAN Lawn and Tree service. They have done such a great job on our lawn that we had them trim our trees as well. The trees look great! All the limbs and leaves were cleaned up with nothing out of place. I am highly satisfied!”