Overseeding is a tempting, and often, smart choice for Phoenix residents. It ensures green, lush grass throughout most of the year, but it does come with work and maintenance. Before you decide to overseed your lawn, here are the pros and cons brought to you by the Arizona Landscape Contractors Association.
Nice, green lawns from October to April
Great entertainment and recreation surface
Enhances sports field playing surfaces
Creates a lush lawn that protects the area from erosion and can protect Bermuda grass from foot-traffic damage or heavy play
No dead straw grass (both in and out of your home)
Turf cuts down on dust and creates a desirable microclimate
Costs – labor, seed, extra water for germination
Uses significantly more water than the alternative dormant Bermuda grass
Maintenance expenses – mowing, fertilizing, irrigation management
Environmental costs – fossil fuels, air pollution from lawn equipment, fertilizer manufacture
Process can be disruptive – low mowing and watering several times per day during
germination, staying off the grass for a couple weeks Stresses existing Bermuda grass
Tips From Landscapers
Only overseed the areas you use most
In colder months, reduce mowing to every other week
Ask your landscape contractor to adjust irrigation often using the ET (evapotranspiration)
rate from AZMET (Arizona Meteorological Network) or a smart controller to reduce water waste Consider rotating some overseeded areas each year, allowing the Bermuda to rest every 1 – 2
years and reinvigorate summer lawns Mulch clippings as much as possible
Talk to your local landscapers before making any decisions on your lawn. The experts at Victor’s Landscaping are here to answer every question.
Thanks for your very through estimates. I was very impressed. I still have two other people to hear from and should be able to select a provider sometime after Wednesday. It will be great to have a backyard again (not that I’ll be back there until sometime after September). Your professionalism has been noted and raised the bar so high I’ll be surprised if any of your competitors will come close to it.
— S. Voorhees
Job done very well.
— C. Mirabal
I was very pleased with your services.
— S. Hanson
The new sidewalk, which really is on the side, looks very nice.
— D. Altizer
I was home this weekend, and checked the yard. It looks really good.
— R. Thomas
Ana, I was just informed that Victor’s crew was at my house today and did a fantastic job, according to my daughter. I’m really looking forward to going home and seeing my nice clean yard. Thank you so much.
— B. Delmerico
Landscaping our yard was a large project and the crew did an outstanding job. So much effort went into all the details and it definitely shows in the result. The yard is really beautiful now.
— J. and S. Gordon
Thank you so much for your quick response in getting the timer replaced for my watering system! I was actually home yesterday afternoon when Jose came by… He was really nice, very helpful and knowledgeable about the system, and went through all of the functions on the timer until I was comfortable using it.
— K. Nye
The crew is just finishing up…tree looks fantastic!
— K. Patterson
Good morning Ana, Delia and Victor! Thanks for the great work in the front yard, we love it.
— G. and D. Schuster
I wanted to write a quick email thanking the whole crew working on our project. They were fantastic!
— R. Soule
I have been impressed with how much the pre-emergent helps to keep the weeds under control.
— K. Conzelman
I appreciate the service by your team. My parents really like the workers who take care of their landscaping. My parents are elderly and in fragile health. They tell me that the crew is quite friendly and kindly towards them. Please tell Victor that means a lot to us, especially me!
— J. Jackson
Our HOA and the community appreciate all your efforts in maintaining our landscaping to the highest standards. Your landscaping is outstanding! Curb appeal increases marketability and makes Cambridge Estates a desirable place to live and we applaud you for the pride you take in your work.
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