Overseeding is a great way to fill in any bare or patchy areas on your lawn in Michigan. However, after your lawn is overseeded, you may be wondering how long you should wait before you fertilize your lawn. Well, the answer is simple, don't wait at all! You should fertilize your lawn right after it is overseeded. It's important that you fertilize the seeds right away because they will need nutrients to help them germinate and develop a strong root system. You should also make sure you use a starter fertilizer that contains the appropriate amount of nutrients to provide your turf with everything it needs to grow healthy and green! While fertilizer is very important for your new seeds, you need to make sure that you don't use too much because that can actually be detrimental to the health of your seeds.
You should fertilize your lawn directly after it is overseeded.
After your lawn is overseeded, you want to fertilize the seeds right away so they have access to essential nutrients. Fertilizer provides food for the new seeds, which helps them germinate quicker and develop a deep root system. If you wait too long to fertilize the seeds, then they could struggle to establish themselves in the soil, and you may end up wasting your money on overseeding. It's always better to be safe than sorry, so ensure you fertilize the seeds right away to provide them with everything they will need to flourish!
When fertilizing your lawn after it has been overseeded, make sure to use a starter fertilizer!
You should always use a starter fertilizer when fertilizing your lawn after it has been overseeded. Starter fertilizers contain all three macronutrients: nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. These nutrients are responsible for helping promote root development, improving the strength of the blades of grass, boosting chlorophyll production, and increasing your turf's resistance to diseases and pests. By applying this type of fertilizer to your lawn directly after it has been overseeded, you will be giving the grass seeds everything they need to establish their roots in the soil and grow into beautiful, lush blades of grass.
In addition to using a starter fertilizer, you should fertilize your lawn throughout the year so it always has the nutrients it needs to thrive!
Make sure you don't use too much fertilizer after overseeding your lawn.
While fertilizing your lawn after it has been overseeded is necessary to help the seeds grow healthy and strong, you need to make sure you aren't using too much. Fertilizers contain lots of nutrients, but too many can cause damage to your lawn. After all, there is such a thing as "too much of a good thing", especially when it comes to fertilizers. When you overfertilize your lawn, it can cause extra stress on your grass, making it more susceptible to diseases and insect infestations. Not only that, but it could actually hinder the growth of the new seeds! So, make sure you use the correct amount of fertilizer after overseeding your lawn.
Call us today to schedule our overseeding service!
If you're looking to increase the density of your lawn and fill in any bare or patchy areas with new growth, our overseeding service is just what you need. At Stiles Lawn, Landscaping & Snow Removal Inc., we can overseed your lawn using a blend of high-quality cool-season grass seeds. What's more, after we overseed your lawn we will apply a starter fertilizer to give the seeds a boost!
We offer our overseeding service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in DeWitt, Haslett, Williamston, MI, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (517) 322-2671 to schedule our overseeding service!