Late summer too early fall is the time frame for overseeding Newnan lawns particularly fescue.  Fescue is a cool season grass, meaning it grows best in the fall months when temperatures are between 60 and 75 degrees.  The method of over seeding is so vital to fescue lawns because the process actually helps the lawn heal from summer stresses and other damage.  This process is done in the fall so that the new grass can mature enough to survive through the winter and begin growing again in the spring.   Overseeding Newnan lawns is also a great way to restore the turf from diseases, summer drought, insect damage and cultural practices.  The lawns appearance improves as well as the turfs capability to repel damaging insects and disease.  Before over seeding begins, the lawn must be aerated.  Aeration promotes good soil to seed contact ensuring that the new grass seeds germinate.  Once aeration and overseeding has been done heavy rain or watering is advised to guarantee the depth of the seeds.  Make sure the lawn is irrigated adequately but not drenched, as this will only cause diseases to your newly over seeded fescue.

Benefits of overseeding:

  • Areas damaged by disease, stress, or insect damage is restored
  • Thickens and increases density of lawn
  • Lawn appearance is improved
  • Lawn is better able to battle diseases and insect damage

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