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Experts say September is the best season to overseed yard

Posted at 6:40 PM, Sep 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-11 21:22:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For some homeowners, they want their lawn as perfect and as green as it can be. They take care of it all spring and summer, but let it go once September comes.

But, experts said this is the time you should be paying the most attention to it. Jim Martz with Martz Brothers Lawn and Tree Care said this summer wasn't great to our lawns.

"As we all know, we were short on rain and it was very hot. So even yards that were irrigated and issues. It was just a very dry summer," said Martz.

Because of that dryness, experts said this is the perfect time to overseed your yard.

"Seeding is, you want a thick yard," said Martz. "The thicker your yard, the more grass you have, the less weeds you have, the better your house looks."

So, what do you do to make sure you have green grass next year? It all starts with water.

"You want to prep your yard properly. Make sure it's very moist. You want to water for a day or two," Martz said.

Next up, you need to aerate your yard either having professionals do it or yourself, using something like a rake. Then, overseed.

"The seed, you want to use a turf type fescue, thin-bladed turf type fescue with a little mixture of blue grass," said Martz.

Last up and most importantly, water.

"Water is the hardest thing and biggest thing especially with those people who don't have irrigation systems. You gotta water," Martz said.

Experts said those steps will make your grass stay healthy for the winter and come spring, look good as new.

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