Overseeding your lawn in Georgia is a great way to thicken it up and restore its lush appearance if it is starting to thin out and look patchy. If you're wondering if you should fertilize your lawn after overseeding, the answer is a resounding yes! Lawn fertilization treatments provide vital nutrients that will help grass seeds germinate successfully. When fertilizing your newly overseeded lawn, make sure you use a starter fertilizer that contains the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium for the ideal health boost for the grass seeds. When fertilizing your lawn that has just been overseeded, make sure you don't use too much fertilizer because it an overabundance of nutrients could also harm the seeds.

A fertilizer treatment helps the grass seeds germinate.

After overseeding, you want to fertilize your lawn to give the grass seeds a boost of nutrients. Fertilizer treatments contain essential nutrients that promote healthy seed germination, robust growth, and vigorous roots. Providing these nutrients ensures the grass seeds have all the resources they need to germinate and grow into a strong, beautiful lawn that can stand up to stress. Here are the nutrients fertilizers provide and how they help the seeds:

  • Nitrogen promotes the development of robust grass blades and encourages photosynthesis.
  • Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for the development of deep, strong roots.
  • Potassium boosts your lawn's resilience, helping it withstand stressors, like weeds, drought, diseases, and more.

Freshly planted grass seeds are vulnerable and need lots of reinforcement to flourish. Without a fertilizer treatment, they will struggle to germinate and fill in the bare patches on your turf. Fertilizing your lawn after overseeding will not only set up the grass seeds for success but also benefit the health of your existing grass.

Make Sure You Use a Starter Fertilizer After Overseeding

When fertilizing your freshly overseeded lawn, don't just use any fertilizer, use a starter fertilizer. Starter fertilizers are fertilizer treatments made especially for newly seeded lawns. These treatments have a different composition as they contain more phosphorus than the regular fertilizer treatments administered to full-grown lawns. That's because phosphorus is the key nutrient for root development, and grass seeds need to establish a robust root system for tip-top growth. Deep, strong roots help sustain grass during stressful conditions, and starter fertilizers ensure your lush lawn is well-established in the soil. While a starter fertilizer contains more phosphorus, it still has nitrogen and potassium to provide the grass seeds with the well-balanced nourishment necessary for early growth.

Use only the right amount of fertilizer to give the grass seeds optimal nourishment.

Aside from using the right type of fertilizer for your overseeded lawn, it's also crucial to use the right amount. Using the right amount ensures the seeds receive just enough nutrients for their growth. If you apply too much fertilizer, you risk putting the grass seeds and your existing lawn in harm's way. Because the seeds are still fragile, applying too much fertilizer to them can actually damage or even cause them to die.

Get the best results for your lawn by hiring lawn care professionals to overseed and fertilize your grass.

Call us today to sign up for our overseeding service!

Do you want a lush and vibrant lawn? If so, you've come to the right place! Our team at Bloom’n Gardens Landscape offers an overseeding service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Atlanta, Buckhead, Smyrna, and surrounding communities in Georgia. This service is available in the fall and involves spreading a curated blend of fescue seeds across your lawn to yield the best results. We will also administer a starter fertilizer treatment after overseeding to give the grass seeds the best chance of germinating. Ready to make your dream lawn a reality? Give us a call today at (404) 314-1474 to sign up for our overseeding service.