During an overseeding service, professionals evenly spread seeds on your lawn to grow more grass, especially in the patchy or bare areas of your lawn. This is a fantastic service to schedule if your goal is to enhance how lush and thick your turf is. However, after deciding to overseed your lawn, you'll need to figure out what type of grass seed you should use. Lawns here in Missouri typically consist of one of these two cool-season types of grass because they can withstand our weather here in Missouri: Kentucky bluegrass and fescue. Sometimes, companies even mix the two types of grass seeds together to create a blend that contains the benefits of both. Here is more information about the benefits and characteristics of fescue and Kentucky bluegrass!

Fescue grass is resilient and more heat resistant than other grass types.

A hand feeling fescue grown lawn in Gladstone, MO.

Fescue grass is a cool-season grass that grows best in colder states across the country. However, because the roots of fescue reach deeply into the soil, this species is more heat resistant than other cool season types. In other words, fescue can withstand both our summers and winters here in Missouri.

When it grows, fescue is dense, green, and even coarse. It can even maintain its green color during the winter season in some instances! It can even grow in compacted soil and can withstand foot traffic better than some other grass types because of its deep roots. Plus, it's easy to maintain!

You should schedule an aeration service before you overseed your lawn so the seeds can fall into the holes created during the aeration process.

Kentucky bluegrass is soft, dark green, and resistant to cold temperatures.

Kentucky blue grass grown lawn in Independence, MO.

Like fescue, Kentucky bluegrass is a cool-season grass that grows best in cold temperatures. It's more resistant to the cold than other cool-season grasses, however, and it's known for bouncing back from lawn disease and drought because of the regenerative underground root system it creates. However, this grass type requires plenty of water in the summer to get through the heat here in Missouri.

When compared to fescue, Kentucky bluegrass blades are darker green, softer, and thinner. This kind of grass is easy to maintain, and it's a great choice for any property here in northern Missouri.

Mix Kentucky bluegrass and fescue for optimal results on your lawn!

If you can't choose, don't worry — neither can most people. When overseeding your lawn, you can opt to blend both Kentucky bluegrass and fescue together to increase your lawn's beauty and health. For one, both kinds of grass are resilient to varying temperatures, so by using both, you'll have a lawn that should be able to withstand every season.

Similarly, if your lawn contracts a lawn disease, the mix can prevent the condition from affecting your whole lawn at once. Some companies will use more fescue than Kentucky bluegrass to help prepare your lawn for summer temperatures in Missouri.

After overseeding your lawn, make sure to follow it up with a starter fertilizer to help the seeds grow!

Call us today to schedule our overseeding service!

Overseeding is an amazing service to schedule if you're looking to fill in patchy spots on your lawn, or if you're looking to simply fortify and thicken your turf! At Sam's Turf Care, we use a premium seed blend that is composed of both fescue grass and Kentucky bluegrass to ensure you have a lawn that will thrive in the Missouri climate. Our goal is to help you grow a beautiful and healthy turf! Call us today at (816) 886-1121 to schedule our overseeding service. We service Independence, Gladstone, North Kansas City, and nearby areas in Missouri.