Sep 23 2019
If you want to have the healthiest lawn possible, then you need to consider fall fertilizer and overseeding – a service provided by Maffei Landscape
Thick, healthy, weed-free lawns are not developed overnight. It takes proper care and consideration to develop a lush and sustainable lawn.
At Maffei Landscape, we employ strategies throughout the seasons to help ensure that your lawn is looking its best and thriving throughout the warm weather. One of the most important services to use when the weather starts getting cooler is fall fertilizer and overseeding. This process helps strengthen the grass of your lawn before winter’s freeze, allowing for a fuller, healthier, and greener lawn come spring.
The benefits of using a fall fertilizer and overseeding process are detailed below. If you have a commercial or residential property on Cape Cod or in Southeastern Massachusetts, then the professional team at Maffei Landscape can help with all of your landscaping needs. Contact our knowledgeable representatives today to discuss your next landscaping project and to receive a free quote: 508-477-4814.
The major benefits behind fall fertilizer and overseeding
There are reasons why landscaping professionals choose the fall to overseed and fertilize lawns. First and foremost, the fall presents the most opportune environmental conditions. The cooler temperatures of fall time provide a respite from the summer sun’s heat. This less-stressful situation allows grass to regain some of its strength through moisture in the mornings and evenings. Fertilize and overseed in conjunction with the seasonal change and you will see the difference in your lawn once spring comes.
Fertilizing and overseeding leads to healthier, fuller, and stronger grass that will thrive as part of your lawn. One of the reasons this happens is because of the new growth that comes from the young grass seeds. The typical lifespan of a single piece of grass is no more than a couple of months, so in order for the grass to remain thick and lush, it either needs to continuously produce new tillers, or young grass seeds need to be planted more frequently. The younger grass will tend to produce more tillers than older grass, in addition to the young grass’ ability to grow more quickly.
Planting the new grass seeds in the fall will allow them some time to begin growing before the temperatures become too low for growth to continue. The mild temperatures during the fall are still warm enough to lead to seed germination, yet cool enough to help the grass grow. This younger grass will continue to establish its roots once spring arrives and before the summer heat begins again.
Overseeding during the fall provides a better opportunity for the grass to survive springtime, as well. If the spring is too hot and dry, the grass will already have a head start in regards to establishing and furthering its root system.
Do you want to have a healthy, beautiful lawn all growing season long? Contact Maffei Landscape today to receive a free quote on your next landscaping project: 508-477-4814. We handle all jobs, including landscape design, installation, and maintenance of commercial and residential properties in Southeastern Massachusetts and throughout the entirety of Cape Cod.
Understanding the process of overseeding and fertilizing your lawn
There are certain steps to take while overseeding and fertilizing. It is important to understand the type of grass that makes up your lawn and the best feeding options for it. Overseeding should be done in the fall or late summer, before the ground freezes but after the heat of the summer has passed. Mornings and evenings are most conducive, and it is typically best to do it after mowing to ensure easier growth potential.
Our experienced staff knows how to overseed and fertilize your lawn for its best possible results. Contact us today for the fall time care your lawn and landscape needs. We handle both residential and commercial landscaping projects, including complete design, installation and maintenance. Our knowledgeable representatives are awaiting your call now: 508-477-4814.