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When to Overseed Lawn in Kansas

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If your lawn has come through a hard winter or a harsh summer, it may be looking thin with lots of brown and bare spots. A good treatment for your lawn is to overseed it. If you are wondering when to overseed your lawn in Kansas, let the experts at Jonathan Green help you.

At Jonathan Green, we have been studying the science of growing great lawns since 1881. In 1993, our turfgrass plant breeders made a great discovery which we now call the “Black Beauty” breakthrough in turf grass breeding. The new lawn grass we bred was more deeply rooted and much more drought tolerant than other lawn grasses because it had an invisible waxy coating on the leaf blade, (like the wax on an apple) which preserved moisture in the plant and helped to shield it from the turf diseases that attack the grass blades. The roots of this new turf grass also grew 4-feet deep, so they gained access to water deep down in the soil. Today, this genetically superior grass seed is the choice of leading sod growers in Kansas and across the U.S.

When to Overseed Your Lawn

There are two times of the year that we recommend for overseeding your lawn.

Fall is the best time to introduce new seed into an existing lawn of cool-season grasses. Soil temperatures are still warm, which is necessary for optimum seed germination, and cooler air temperatures are better for grass growth. There will also be fewer weeds for the grass to compete with at this time of the year. With adequate sunlight, rainwater and fertilizer, you can expect the new grass seedlings to be well-established before the cooler fall weather arrives.

Of course, many homeowners choose to overseed their lawns in the spring with Black Beauty Grass Seed Mixtures and still enjoy great success because Black Beauty turfgrasses are so deeply rooted and drought tolerant.

Products to Use When Overseeding

For best results, you want to do more than simply spread the grass seed out on your lawn. Even the highest quality grass seed can fail to germinate or produce thin, pale grass if the soil conditions are not right.

Our Love Your Soil® formula is designed to loosen up the soil and make it easier for roots, water and air to move through the soil. This speeds up the process of root growth and releases trapped nutrients in the soil to feed the grass. Love your Soil is designed to make topsoil out of subsoil, and you will be amazed at the results. You will still need to rake and loosen the soil before seeding for best results.

Veri-Green Starter Fertilizer for Seeding & Sodding is our specially created formula just for newly planted grass. It will help roots grow deeper and the seed sprout faster. It consists of 1% iron for a rich green color grass and 30% slow release nitrogen to keep feeding your fuller lawn for up to two months.

For more information on overseeding, on our genetically superior grass seed or on how to care for your lawn, visit us at JonathanGreen.com or your nearest independent retail store for valuable lawn and garden advice.

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