Why overseed your lawn? It can help thicken your turf and keep weeds from filling in thin or bare spots. When to do it? This is a great early Fall project. The season’s higher moisture and cooler temperatures helps new turf start strong.

  1. Mow & Rake– Set your blade to the lowest setting and mow your lawn short. Use a heavy duty broom rake to loosen and clear lawn clippings, thatch, and debris. For heavy duty build-up, a bow rake can loosen up the thatch. This helps seed reach the soil.fertilizer
  1. Spread Your Seed– Use a broadcast or drop spreader to seed over the entire lawn according the product label. There’s no need to overdo it. Only about six seeds per square inch will germinate. Sow the seed too thickly and you’re simply wasting seed.
  1. Feed The Seed– Spread a starter fertilizer over the entire area. They typically contain more phosphorous which helps new seeds develop roots.
  1. Water The Lawn– Lightly mist the overseed area. Keep it moist with light watering if dew or rainfall doesn’t do it for you. Keep the soil moist by spraying it with a light mist two or three times a day until grass is about 1” high. Continue to water about once a week until the new grass is about 3” tall.

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