Overseeding Your Lawn - The Best Ways To Do It
You might wonder, what does overseeding your lawn mean. It simply means spreading your
grass seeds to make your lawn grow.
Why You Need to Overseed Your Lawn
Because in the winter, your lawn tends to get a lot of beating from the cold, harsh weather (wear and tear).
Therefore, overseeding or sowing your grass seeds can make your lawn get back its glorious green color and
Here's What You Need To Do
Before you even get into overseeding your lawn, you must take care of other issues at hand first.
Step 1: Take out the moss
This will be yellow or brownish grass that appear all over your lawn. How do you start? Aerate the lawn by using
This is an aerator
The aerator digs up the moss
Step 2: Take out the weeds
Weeds will be bigger than the moss and are much more visible. Take them out by hand (make sure you pull out the
root too) and then apply anti-weed products onto the needed spots.
Weeds, bad for your lawn as they are ugly and parasitic
Step 3: Mow your lawn as short as you can
Just make sure not too low until you "dig up" the soil (because the lawn can be uneven)! Why do you need to mow
your poor old grass short? This is because your seeds must be touching with the soil later on, not sitting on top
of the existing old grass. How short? Keep it between a half inch to 1 inch.
Mow your lawn short, set your mower height to the lowest
Step 4: Spread the lime
Before you can overseed (spread your seeds), you must ensure check your pH level. For certain areas, you need to
balance the pH (how acidic or how alkaline) of the soil. You do this by spreading the lime onto the soil using a
machine called broadcast spreader.
Step 5: Apply fertilizer
After the pH, it's time for the fertilizer, which is very important for providing nutrients for your grass and
seeds. Again, using the broadcast spreader, spread your fertilizer particles all over the lawn. Why is pH
important? This is because the right pH level allows germination to happen, which is important.
Step 6: Water your lawn
You can either wait for the morning dew (which takes a day because you have to wait until dawn) or water it
yourself if you have a water sprinkling system.
Step 7: Spread your grass seeds (overseeding)
You want to do this by hand because not all grass areas need to be overseeded.
Lawn overseeding process using your hands
Must Read Tips For Overseeding Your Lawn
Did you know your grass seeds are delicious to them? Birds are also known to pry your seeds out of the soil
How to solve this problem? Use compost. What is a compost? It's a collection of decaying organic substances that
look like soil.
Step 8: Spread the compost on top of the spread seeds
Compost is the blackish material you put to cover up the seeds and preserve moisture
You should only use a fine layer of compost on top of the grass seeds. The role of the compost is to cover
the seeds as well as protect the moisture in the soil. This is because moisture is important for the seeds to
germinate and grow.
Note: It's important to know that you must use compost, especially during sunny days, which can
lead to dryness. When the soil and seeds become dry, your grass won't grow at all.
And that's all you need to know when it comes to overseeding your lawn!