You may consider overseeding as a precautionary tactic we lawn experts use to improve thinning grass before it gets worse or even just staying ahead of possible issues before they can arise.

Reseeding, on the other hand, is carried out to treat dead spots, to make the grass grow anew, and just to start the whole interrupted cycle from scratch. Here’s how to go about overseeding or reseeding your lawn.

A Blow-by-Blow of Grass Overseeding

A lawn care service like this needs to have an elaborate setup.

  • Buy Seeds
    Does your overseeding project aim to make the grass thicker or improve thinning traits? Once you know this, you can then get your hands on the appropriate seed from a nursery.
  • Prep
    Make sure the soil and grass are in a condition to be overseeded. Check for alkalinity and take care of the bare spots. Aerating the grass is also an option you might want to try. Next, get a lawn mowing service to shave the grass to the lowest setting and clean up the mess.
  • Main Event
    Spread seeds by hand or with a spreader to speed things along. Instead of overdoing the overseeding, follow instructions on the seed packaging.
  • After the Fact
    Water your lawn right away. Keep things damp for at least a week to allow the seeds to dig in and do their thing.
    Wean off the watering over the next few weeks until it’s back on schedule, at which point, you’ll probably start to see some growth. This is when you can start mowing again.

A Park with Trees and Picnic Tables, Riddled with Bare Spots

A Step-by-Step of Reseeding
Here’s how to treat barren land.

  • Buy Seeds
    Investigating the cause of dead spots is important if you want to get the seeds right. If want to get a high-resilience seed, we recommend taking a sample for testing before getting out your wallet if it’s a disease or fungus.
  • Prep
    Weed out the problem area, and run a rake to work it up. Some like to pre-fertilize or lay a thin layer of soil to stimulate seeding.
  • Main Event
    As with overseeding, you might want to read the packaging and following those instructions to the letter. Cover them with a layer of compost or mulch for protection. Run a rake over everything to make sure it stays put.
  • After the Fact
    Like we suggested with overseeding, you should water the grounds right away and keep the soil damp thereafter. This time, the seeds might take more than a few weeks to germinate.

Once that happens, wean off the water until it’s back to normal. Start mowing again when you’re sure all the seeds have germinated and you won’t be removing any from the surface.

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Every lawn is unique, and it’s possible that some additional support might be on the cards before going ahead with either overseeding or reseeding. In some cases, repeated cycles might be required to get the desired result, which can be tiresome for someone who’s not used to it.

Our ground maintenance crew isn’t just running a grass cutting service. It deals in every aspect of lawn care.

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