3 Signs You Need To Overseed Your Yard

If you have a grass yard, maintaining the lawn is important. If you fail to maintain it, your lush, green yard can quickly turn into a brown or spotty yard. This can decrease the curb appeal of your home and, depending on where you live, cause you to receive warnings or fines from your HOA or city. One of the ways that you can maintain a lush and green lawn is to overseed your yard. Overseeding basically means that you are spreading new grass seeds over your existing yard to help conceal any patches and ensure that new grass is constantly growing. Here are a few of the signs that you may need to overseed your lawn.

1. It Has Been Four Years Since You Last Overseeded

Your lawn should be overseeded at least once every three to four years. After this point in time, grass begins to lose the ability to germinate and grow the way that it once did. Overseeding helps to bring fresh new growth to the space that can now germinate once again. As such, you should overseed your yard at least once every three to four years, even if your lawn doesn't look bad. This helps to prevent that problem before it occurs.  

2. Your Grass Looks Thin

Another sign that you need to overseed your yard is that your grass is beginning to look thin. Following a hard winter or a drought, the grass in your lawn may not be growing back as thick and lush as it once did. If you can start to see some of the dirt between the blades of grass, your lawn is becoming too thin. Overseeding helps to fill in these gaps where the grass is not growing, giving you a full, lush yard again. 

3. There Are Brown Patches in Your Yard

The last sign that you need to overseed your yard is brown patches in your yard. You may have brown patches in your yard due to a pet going to the bathroom in your yard, your sprinklers not hitting an area, or a large patch of weeds killing the grass. Overseeding the yard helps to ensure that new grass forms and grows in these brown spots, preventing you from having spotty patches of grass all over your yard. 

Overseeding your yard is one of lawn maintenance tasks you may need to perform. But many others may need to be done to help keep your lawn weed-free, green and in great condition. If you do not have the time to maintain your yard properly, consider hiring a lawn maintenance company. They will do all of the work for you, so you can sit back and enjoy your yard without any of the hassle.