Do It Yourself Lawn Overseeding

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This quick 5 minute video produced by Scotts Miracle Gro will teach you how easy overseeding your lawn is.

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hi i’m tony if your lawn is starting to look thinner war now

0:17 if it is bare spots where if it isn’t quite as router we resisted as it once

0:21 was

0:22 it might be time to oversee overseeding involves

0:26 a plant grass seed over an existing wanna make it fuller and thicker

0:29 it’s an important part of a good overall lawn care strategy

0:33 early fall isn’t ideal time here for over seating in many parts of the

0:36 country

0:37 although spring can also work in the next few minutes

0:40 will share some tips for overseeding success to help insure good results on

0:45 it overseeing project

0:46 there are a couple things you want to check before you so the grass seed

0:49 one thing to keep in mind is that if you’ve recently use the Wii U controller

0:53 prevention product on your lawn

0:55 you may need to wait a certain length of time before overseeding

0:58 so follow the guidelines on the packaging another thing to check before

1:02 overseeing is the amount of fats built upon the lawn

1:05 that is the lira get grass and other organic material on top of the soil

1:09 having some thatch is normal and beneficial but having more than about a

1:13 half an inch could interfere

1:15 with your lawn tell too much that can also adversely affect overseeing efforts

1:20 because grass seed needs to contact us all to Germany

1:23 the best layer is a much more than a half inch thick and it’s not all that

1:26 difficult to push through with your finger

1:28 aerating the lawn which will talk about more in a minute

1:31 may be enough to break it up if you have a really thick layer of fat

1:36 or if it’s tough to get through he may need to remove it with a detaching

1:39 recordable rake

1:41 or with the power D thatcher before proceeding further

1:44 if cell mow the lawn and collect the clippings first

1:47 also keep in mind that the thatching can be tough on grass

1:51 especially if you use a machine so it’s important the time inappropriately

1:55 you wouldn’t want to do it during a drought or heat wave for example

1:59 one more thing you may need to do before you over seat is there a girl on

2:03 if you haven’t done so recently a rating break subcompact in soil

2:07 helps air water and nutrients penetrate and helps facilitate strong root

2:11 development

2:11 it can also aid breaking up that as I mentioned periodically rating can help

2:16 improve the health and mature lawns

2:18 an A rating before you oversee is a great way to help grass seed settle in

2:22 and get off to a good start

2:23 you wouldn’t want to aerate new grass though to avoid tearing out delicate

2:27 roots

2:28 the best way to aerate a lawn is that the core aerator

2:31 record aerator remove narrow coercive soil a couple inches long

2:35 the scores 10 the filling more slowly than holes punched into the soil with a

2:40 spike aerator

2:41 both manually and Powercor a Raiders are available

2:44 although as you can imagine covering a large area manually takes a while

2:49 for large areas you may prefer use a power rarely

2:52 a reading is easiest on voice to soil

2:55 so you may need to water the lawn but they’re too beforehand

2:59 you also want to mow before you a rate and flag the locations have sprinkler

3:03 heads

3:04 underground lines for other obstacles in your walk the idea is to end up with

3:08 whole space probably three or four inches apart so depending on your

3:12 aerator

3:12 you may need to go over the lawn a couple times a different directions

3:16 the soil cores will break down nationally over time

3:19 see you don’t have to pick them up to do the actual overseeding

3:22 you need a bowl rake enough grass seed to cover your lawn in a formula

3:26 appropriate for your area

3:28 in a broadcast or rotary spreader unless you have an inground sprinkler system

3:32 you’ll also need water more sprinklers and enough garden hose to reach the

3:36 entire

3:37 area your oversee first mow the lawn to the shortest recommended height

3:41 for your grass and collect the clippings the lawn has bare spots

3:44 use the rate to loosen the soil surface and those areas

3:47 using a broadcaster rotary spreader to apply the grassy

3:51 will give you a more precise application and selling by hand check the grassy

3:56 package to determine the recommended application right

3:59 and spreader setting then apply the see the lawn after selling the grass seed

4:04 go over the lawn gently with the rate to help the seats settle in

4:07 then give the lawn of thorough watering the seeds need moisture Germany

4:12 so don’t let them dry out keep the lawn mowing swallowing a couple times a day

4:16 if necessary

4:17 until the ceilings are about to which is high fall the grassy manufacturers

4:21 mowing fertilizing instructions for best results

4:25 and if you apply fertilizer be sure to select a formula that’s appropriate for

4:29 new grass

4:30 i’m tony and I’ll see you next time

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