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Overseeding the Lawn in Fall

Seeding Fall
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Homeowners can enjoy excellent success when overseeding a lawn in the fall. Cooler air temperatures are ideal for grass growth, and moisture and warm soil temperatures at this time of year promote optimum seed germination.

Jonathan Green is built upon time-honored tradition and innovative scientific research. We have studied turfgrass and what it needs to thrive for six generations. Using the latest scientific technology, we test all of our products to ensure that they will perform as expected on your lawn. Our mission is to help you create a beautifully green, healthy lawn for your family.

Choose the Best Grass Seed Mixture

If your lawn is looking thin and unhealthy, or you have crabgrass or bare spots you just can’t get rid of, overseeding, or planting grass seed over the existing lawn without removing the turf or the soil, may be the answer.

We recommend either Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed mixture or Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed mixture:

  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed is quite similar to the grass seed mixture used to grow sod. It offers species diversity and contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass, and perennial ryegrass.  These grasses grow a beautiful dark green lawn that has outstanding heat and drought tolerance.  Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed should germinate in about 14 days and will improve any lawn you overseed it into.
  • Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed is specially formulated for successful fall seeding and contains several grass varieties, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. Use it in sunny and shady areas to overseed an established lawn or to start a new lawn from scratch. Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed repairs summer damage and provides an attractive, thicker, greener lawn, with germination in 10 to 14 days.

Follow the New American Lawn Care Plan

Now that your lawn has been rejuvenated, we recommend following Jonathan Green’s revolutionary New American Lawn Plan, which will help you care for your lawn and encourage it to thrive, no matter what the weather brings next.

Spring: In early spring, apply our Veri-Green Crabgrass Preventer plus Lawn Fertilizer to give your lawn the nutrients it needs after a harsh winter and to keep crabgrass from popping up in spring.

In late spring, apply our Veri-Green Weed & Feed which kills over 250 broadleaf weeds, such as dandelions, chickweed, henbit and clover, while gently feeding your lawn.

Summer: Correct the pH of the soil with Mag-I-Cal® Plus for Lawns in Alkaline & Hard Soil. Lawn grasses perform at their best when the pH of the soil is between 6.2 and 7.0. Mag-I-Cal will also loosen up hard soil and activate the microbes within the soil. These microbes break down the nutrients that your grass needs, making it easier for the grass roots to absorb the food.

Fall: Now is the time to “winterize” your lawn with Winter Survival Fall Lawn Fertilizer. This will feed your lawn, keep it a deep-green color later into the year, and help it to ward off winter stress and repel early spring turf diseases.

By following Jonathan Green’s revolutionary New American Lawn Plan, you will be able to address the root causes of your lawn’s problems, instead of merely battling the symptoms of the problems, such as weeds, disease and insects. . Our objective is to feed your lawn AND your soil to encourage your Black Beauty® lawn to thrive.

If you need more advice on overseeding your lawn in the fall, visit Jonathan Green online or your nearest independent retail store where they will answer any questions you have.

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