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Overseeding – Seed Quality Matters

Posted by Canopy on September 27th, 2017

Are you planning to aerate and overseed your cool season lawn this fall? Be sure to ask your lawn care provider about the quality of seed that they will be using. Aeration and overseeding is one of the best services that you can provide your cool season lawn each year.

Canopy Lawn Care believes that seed quality matters.

Did you know that all turfgrass varieties are heavily tested for performance on an annual basis based on current environmental conditions? The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) is an independent organization that provides data to the United States turfgrass industry. Turfgrass breeders, researchers, and specialists use this data to determine adaptation, use of cultivars and experimental practices. This ultimately is what decides which turfgrass varieties will be available in the marketplace.

Seed quality matters. Your lawn is an expensive investment. If you have laid high-quality fescue sod, but overseed the lawn with low-quality seed blend, you may end up with uneven grass growth and even a higher instance of weeds.

overseeding - use high quality seed - canopy lawn careCanopy uses tested, high-quality Tall Fescue seed blend each year.

Each fall, Canopy chooses a high-quality tall fescue seed blend based on the data that is provided that year for turfgrass cultivation. We want to provide our customers with a clean, weed-free seed blend that has been designed to perform well on a residential lawn.

There are many types of Tall Fescue seeds available on the market each year. Canopy prefers to purchase varieties that are proven to be top performers, that will grow into a dark green color, will be drought tolerant, and will withstand high traffic areas.

The practice of overseeding with quality seed each year, combined with proper ongoing lawn maintenance will set your lawn up for success. You will be well on your way to a lush green lawn year after year.

Be sure to follow up your aeration and overseeding with proper aftercare, like limiting foot traffic and ensuring that it receives enough water while your new grass seeds germinate. For more information on proper follow-up care, visit our post on How to Care For Your Lawn After Aeration & Seeding.

Questions about seed quality or aeration and overseeding service? Contact us today!