Think back to last fall. Did you notice any thin or bare spots in your lawn? Believe it or not, now is a great time to reseed those areas. You can do this through a process called frost seeding.
Frost seeding, also known as dormant overseeding, is a trick used by farmers to thicken their pastures, but homeowners can do it to thicken their lawns. Frost seeding is done at the end of winter, when the ground is still frozen. You can even do it if there is a thin layer of snow on the ground. Frost seeding is effective because as the snow melts and the ground thaws, the grass seed will begin to work its way down into the soil. Spring rains will encourage germination, and by late spring, you should have a thicker, healthier lawn.
Frost seeding is simple and easy. Purchase lawn seed from a local garden store that can help you choose the best type of seed for your region. Once you have the proper kind of seed, you can either spread it with a push spreader, or scatter it by hand.
After spreading the seed, sit back and relax. As spring hits and the weather really begins to turn, you’ll notice a thicker, healthier lawn popping up.