How many times can you overseed?

How many times can you overseed?

You should plan to overseed at least every 3 to 4 years, but, if you aerate and overseed every year, you'll see real nice results -- a lush, green lawn that fends off weeds, insects and diseases.

What comes first fertilizer or grass seed?

You can plant grass seed immediately after applying fertilizer. Please make sure there is no weed preventer in the fertilizer, as this will also prevent the grass seed from germinating.

How much seed do I need for overseeding?

Overseeding requires about half the normal seeding rate, or the rate that would be used on bare soil, including totally bare spots in your lawn. For tall fescue, the normal rate is generally 6 to 8 pounds of seed per 1,000 square feet on bare soil.

How do you price overseeding?

A good rule of thumb is to charge for aeration, overseeding and fertilization about twice what you'd charge for aeration alone, so, if you charge $75 to aerate a lawn smaller than 5,000 square feet, you'll charge $150 to aerate, overseed and fertilize that same lawn.

When should I overseed my pasture?

Late winter/early spring- is the best time to seed legumes into an existing stand of grass that is productive. Seeding should take place in mid March to mid April depending on soil conditions and method of planting. An early seeding will aid in the competition with weeds and grasses.

Does overseeding really work?

The experts all agree that regular overseeding is vital to help thicken your lawn and fill in bare spots, which reduces or eliminates competition from weeds. The reasoning is that young grass will produce new growth faster than older grass. After several years, mature plants begin to slow down their reproduction rate.

Is it OK to aerate after seeding?

Within 48 hours after you aerate you should over seed, fertilize, and water your lawn. The seed, fertilizer, and water will have the best chance to get down into the holes made by the aerator if applied soon after aeration. ... If the fertilizer contains weed control, your grass seed won't germinate properly.

Can you walk on grass after overseeding?

Treat the lawn carefully: Be careful with your new grass, the way you would be careful with any new plants or growth. Until the full lawn is two to three inches in height, do not mow it or walk on it.

How long does it take for grass to grow after overseeding?

What about care after overseeding? Depending on conditions and type of seed, new grass seed will begin to emerge in 5-7 days after seeding when moisture and soil temperatures are adequate. An overseeded lawn can be fully established in eight weeks or less.