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When to Overseed Lawn in Indiana

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If you are struggling with a drab and patchy lawn in Indiana, have you thought about when to overseed it to improve its health and appearance? Look no further than Jonathan Green for the answers you need.

Jonathan Green supplies genetically superior cool season grass seed, soil enhancers, fertilizer, and organic lawn and garden products to professional customers, such as sod growers and independent retailers, throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwestern United States.

We are also leaders in organics and have developed an environmentally sound approach to lawn care called the New American Lawn Plan. The Plan combines our Black Beauty grass seed mixtures with organic and traditional soil amendments, lawn fertilizers and control products that feed your lawn AND your soil so air, water and nutrients get absorbed by the grass.

Proud of a six-generation history in turfgrass dating back to 1881 in England, when the founder Jonathan Green developed turf grass varieties with uniform leaf texture, color, and superior wear tolerance to improve the quality of lawn bowling surfaces in towns all over northern England, we continue to build on the foundation he laid generations ago.

Overseeding: The Secret to a Lush Lawn in Indiana

If your lawn is looking thin and unhealthy, or you are frustrated with crabgrass and bare spots that just won’t go away, it may be time to overseed it. Overseeding means planting grass seed over an existing lawn without removing the turf or the soil.

In Indiana, the ideal time to overseed your lawn with cool season grass seed is late summer or early fall (mid-August through early-October), or at least two months before the first frost of the season. There are fewer active lawn diseases in the fall, and weed growth tapers off. This means your grass won’t have to compete for nutrients, water and sunshine.

Of course, your lawn will never be better than the grass seed you plant, so we recommend overseeding with either Jonathan Green Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed mixture or Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed mixture:

  • Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed is most similar to what is found on sod farms. The mixture possesses species diversity and contains exclusive, elite varieties of tall fescue, Kentucky bluegrass and perennial ryegrass.  These grasses grow a naturally dark-green and beautiful lawn with excellent heat and drought tolerance.  Black Beauty® Ultra Grass Seed germinates in about 14 days and will improve any lawn it is overseeded into.
  • Black Beauty® Fall Magic Grass Seed has been specially formulated for successful fall seeding and contains several grass types, including Black Beauty® tall fescues. It can be used in sun and shade lawn areas on established lawns or to start new lawns 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.

As your new grass emerges, it will have a pleasant lime-green color. As it grows and matures, it will turn a rich dark green color, especially with the proper application of Jonathan Green lawn food products, such as the outstanding Veri-Green Nitrogen Rich Lawn Fertilizer, which provides continuous nutrient release for up to 3 months.

Overseed your lawn in Indiana with high quality Jonathan Green products to achieve the best lawn in the neighborhood! When you are ready to start, visit us online or find your nearest retail store.

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