Overseeding your lawn is a really important part of having a thicker, healthier and greener lawn with less weeds. It really isn't difficult to do, but it does require some knowledge to get the most germination for your buck. Read on to learn the why, what, how, when and where of overseeding your lawn. Keep in mind, we're a West Michigan-based company, so our recommendations are targeted for this region.
What type of seed should you overseed with? Simply put, you need to put down a sun/shade mix of grass seed. You can buy this type of mix in most stores. You can also buy it right on our website; this is what we've been using for our own lawn and recommending to our customers for years. Don't waste time trying to figure out if you need fescue or ryegrass or bluegrass. Just put down a sun/shade mix over your whole yard, and let nature sort it out. The shade-loving varieties will germinate in the shady areas, the sun-loving varieties will germinate in the sunny areas.
I'm also a big fan of Dutch white clover, and you should be too! You could also put down some clover seed to fill in gaps where grass struggles to take hold. We sell that too.
Steve & Corey Veldheer are organic yard & garden specialists in west Michigan.