The easiest way to get a better-looking lawn!
Overseeding is the process of seeding existing grass for the purpose of thickening your lawn and filling in bare spots. This is usually done with a variety of grass types, spread with a broadcast spreader. This can be done in the spring but for the best results apply in the fall. This should be done once a year to get that thick lush grass that every homeowner wants.
Since a thick lawn is your best defense against weeds this technique if done correctly and seasonally can save you money on weed control products and prevent diseases. Knowing what seed to use is helpful as well, the rule is that you will want to match your grass type that is already planted in your lawn. You will get what you pay for with seed, and paying a little more for better quality seed will make a big difference.
In southern Wisconsin, we mostly have Kentucky bluegrass with a variety of other grasses mixed in. The other grass types for our cool season zone are typically perennial ryegrass, tall fescue, and fine fescue. Fine fescues grow well in shaded areas and perennial ryegrass is hardy. The reason for having a variety of grasses is because each one compliments each other and if one type gets sick you can feel safe that you won’t lose your whole lawn.