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.

A lawn regeneration example in Exeter

By | 01/02/2019

In the hot summer of 2018 I was called to a beautiful home in Exeter. The owner was having great difficulty with their lawn and had become thoroughly fed up with it. It needed a complete lawn regeneration treatment. This was the state of the lawn when I surveyed it in summer 2018: Problems with the lawn The… Read More »

Question: How do I fix my burnt lawn?

By | 11/07/2018

I sent this question in June 2018 by a concerned lawn owner. It is a common question which I am asked a lot. Hi Kris, A couple of weeks ago I bought a 3 in 1 weed, feed and moss control lawn treatment from the local garden centre. I tried to apply it as per the instructions. However,… Read More »