Tag Archives: Overseeding

Overseeding a lawn is the act of sowing fresh grass seed into an existing lawn.

Lawns can become thinner, or gain an excess of undesirable grasses. An seeding treatment sows a preferential species of grass seed into the lawn. This will thicken the lawn and improve it considerable over the long term.

Overseeding a lawn

Sowing new grass seed can be as easy as just scattering new grass on the top. Ideally it should be combined with a scarification treatment to help to clean the lawn and prepare the soil surface for the new seed. Scarifying will improve the chances of the overseeding treatment being successful because seed needs contact with soil to germinate. Cleaning the lawn of thatch and debris helps expose the soil surface.

For more information about thickening a lawn using new grass seed, read these blog posts.

Question: Restoring a very long lawn

I received this question about restoring a very long lawn in Autumn 2020 by a reader of my Website. They were not able to mow their meadow during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 and a local farmer then chopped down very roughly. Grass is very hardy and can put up with a lot of damage. Find out how best to restore a long meadow into a decent lawn.

Should I seed or turf my new lawn?

I am often asked by customers if they should sow seed or lay turf to create their new lawn. There are many factors to consider when deciding which method to choose. Find out the pros and cons to the different ways and find out which method fares better in the long run. Whether you are trying to grass a slope or building that beautiful lawn of your dreams.

4 tips to prepare your lawn for spring

As winter fades and spring approaches it is time to start planning for the new growing season. Your lawn has a tough time during the winter and will be keen to produce new leaves as soon as the weather warms. So what is the best way to take advantage of the new spring season? After my top tips… Read More »