We like to post and share photos of lawns that look amazing... In reality, there are times of the season's that things just look rough. The photo above shows a lawn that has been hit two fold. First, the summer heat stressed the lawn severely. Secondly, as temps cooled and moisture increased, a Fungus developed that just wrecked this lawn. Without a doubt, this yard needs to be reseeded. If you're on the fence about reseeding your lawn consider the following:
Fall is the BEST TIME to overseed and aerate a lawn. This year is no different. Replenishing even the healthiest of lawns with a new wave of grass seed keeps a lawn looking good year over year.
Why Overseed? Overseeding improves the health of your lawn by:
-Introducing new varieties of seed. More varieties strengthen a lawn and make it more disease resistant
-Repairs damaged. If you have brown spots, it might be fungus. In severe cases without new seed, these areas may not come back.
-Thickens thin turf. Shaded areas, turf along foundations or in areas of wear/tear from trimming need grass. If these areas aren't seeded with grass, weeds will germinate.
-Fescue and Bluegrass have a natural life cycle. As a lawn ages it's ability to produce new blades of grass decreases. New seed is critical to continual hardiness.