How to Prepare a Lawn for Overseeding

What should you do if you have a lawn that has more dead spots than green spots?

In short, the answer is to overseed the lawn in order to get it to green back up. The same thing can be accomplished when you want to keep your lawn green during the winter. It all comes down to knowing what types of seed to put down and when to do it.

Mow The Lawn

The first thing you want to do before you do any type of overseeding is to mow the lawn. Make sure that you mow it as short as possible.

Use A Seed Spreader

If you've got any kind of a lawn of any size, this is almost a necessary piece of equipment. It makes it so much easier to overseed your lawn properly without taking forever in order to do it.

Fertilize The Yard

In order to make sure that the new grass seed takes, it's imperative that you fertilize the yard after you get done spreading the seed. You can do that with the seed spreader as well, but it's imperative that you do it.

Water Frequently

This is especially important right after you spread all of the grass seed and you fertilize the lawn. If you fail to water it, you're probably not going to get the results you want, especially when you consider the fact that most fertilizer is activated by water.

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Correct Any Existing Issues

Assuming that you plan on overseeding your lawn to correct some dead spots, this section basically speaks for itself. With that being said, it's really a good idea to correct those issues and then go back and overseed the entire lawn as a whole in order to ensure that you don't have problems with thin spots in the future.

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