Overseeding means adding new seeds to your lawn in order to boost the thickness of the grass.
It's a good idea to do this occasionally - keeping your grass thick and healthy will make it more difficult for weeds, moss and other growths to take over your lawn. Densely-grassed lawns are also more resistant to drought.
When should I overseed my grass?
We recommend overseeding either in spring or early autumn.
Overseeding in the summertime - when the weather is hot and dry - is a bad idea. Grass seeds need moisture to flourish, and there may not be enough of it around during the summer months.
You should also avoid overseeding when the weather is too cold. If the ground temperature is 8 °C or lower, your new seeds will not be able to germinate.
How often should I overseed the lawn?
To keep your grass nice and dense, we recommend overseeding once every 3 years.
Patches of thin, uhealthy-looking grass are often a sign that your lawn may be overdue for an overseeding.
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To see how overseeding can be used (alongside other techniques like spiking and top dressing) to improve a lawn's appearance, take a look at these before and after photos from a recent job in Wenvoe, Vale of Glamorgan.
If the grass in your garden needs expert aid, give Lawn & Weed Expert a call on 0800 111 4958 to arrange a FREE lawn survey.
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