Pro-grass-tinators Guide to Fall Overseeding

If you haven’t over seeded your lawn this fall, today is better than tomorrow and tomorrow is better than next week. In fall, days get shorter and night time temperatures drop. Crabgrass, foxtail, and annual grassy weeds turn yellow and shrivel leaving room for turf seed to germinate in cooling soils. Fall overseeding helps thicken existing turf eliminating bare spots. Next spring, if no bare spots, there will be no weeds.

Mother Nature has it figured out, after 2 millions years of overseeding the prairies; we follow her recipe. In their natural growth cycle, grass plants form seed heads and re-seed themselves. Regular mowing eliminates the seed head. Mimic Mother Nature by re-seeding in fall. Overseeding will introduce youthful vigor and genetic diversity in existing turf. The strongest plants survive and carry on the integrity of the stand. Overseeding with improved varieties of grass seed will create better quality turf for the future.
Macho Mix Turf-Type Fescue/Sports Rye

Macho Mix turf-type fescue contains only the best performing varieties in the mid-west. New turf-type tall fescues in Macho Mix are finer in leaf texture, darker in color, denser growth habit and provide superior disease resistance. Macho Mix turf-type fescue retains good color during the winter months and provides a year-round green lawn. Lower and slower growing turf-type fescues mean less mowing. Denser growth habits mean fewer weeds and less clumping. Improved disease tolerance means less maintenance.
Estate Mix Bluegrass/Sports Rye Mix

Bluegrass varieties in Uncle’s Estate Mix are university tested and golf course proven in the mid-west. Today’s elite bluegrass varieties are different than what your parents were planting just a few years ago. People can be quick to malign bluegrass, but if you look at its short comings, the only problem it really has is with the lack of water. A conservative irrigation plan will carry your bluegrass lawn to the first of September when the cool nights and fall rains return. Aggressive bluegrass varieties fill in routine damage and give your lawn that soft well manicured look.
Loveland Renovator Turf Food

Do it Now! There is plenty of time to fix most turf problem. Seeding in fall, when the days are warm and nights are cool will allow grass seed to sprout very quickly. Fertilize with Renovator or Golf Course Starter now and again in 4 weeks. An application of fall fertilizer pushes the root system deep into the soil. At Thanksgiving time, fertilize with Snowman winter root builder and your lawn will wake up next spring thick and green with an