When, Why and How Often Do We Over-seed a Lawn
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Over-seeding is the process of applying a matching grass seed to a lawn, to improve the sward density and to compensate for grass decline. Lawn Master can specifically over-seed your lawns with matching grasses, or apply different grasses to help establish more suitable grass varieties for your lawn’s growing environment.
In most instances, lawns require over-seeding because of sparse areas or bare patches, usually caused by foot traffic over a period of time.
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Over-seeding can be completed throughout most of the year, except in extremely cold conditions and drought.
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The growth rate of grass naturally declines with age. Areas that have become sparse will become thick and lush again after over-seeding, and this in turn helps deter moss and weeds from establishing.
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Annual over-seeding compensates for the natural slow-down of the turf’s reproduction rate.
Lawn Master can apply grass seed to your lawns using a number of methods, including the use of specific spreaders and drill seeder machines. It is important that the grass mix is matched as closely as possible to the lawn, and that once it has been applied it is watered as required until germination.
All of our seeds can be mixed with your lawn to improve and change the content of your existing grass types. If you would like to establish new grass seed as quickly as possible, a pre-seed fertiliser can be used to help the seed germinate at a faster rate.
Germination timescales can very considerably depending on weather conditions and the amount of rainfall. Watering via a hosepipe will be required if no rain occurs for a period of time, as the seed must be kept damp regularly for it to germinate.
We often recommend over-seeding after scarification has been completed during spring or autumn, as our machines create ideal grooves for the seed to establish in and make soil contact with.
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