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.

Autumn is the time to scarify your lawn

By | 05/09/2014

Weather conditions have been very difficult for lawns in 2012. The almost constant rain in the UK has encouraged ant infestation in many lawns and the humid conditions in the grass sward have resulted in ‘Red Thread‘, a summer fungal disease, attacking almost 70% of lawns in the area in which I treat. The effect of this has… Read More »

A lawn regeneration in Hale, Cheshire

By | 13/02/2014

I am often asked if I have any photos of lawns which I have worked on, so I have put together this slideshow showing the usual lawn regeneration process, bringing a really poor quality lawn back to its best. A lawn regeneration slideshow: If you are interested in me helping you bring your lawn back to life, get… Read More »