Overseeding is the practice of spreading grass seed on an existing lawn with the goal of increasing the thickness of the turf. Overseeding is recommended for lawns that have bare spots and for lawns that have just been thatched or aerated. The benefits to overseeding are numerous, and will offer your lawn the following benefits:
Through the years, we have experimented with many different forms of seeding, including hydroseeding with a machine that sprays out seed that is mixed with water and mulch, but this didn’t work well on existing lawns because the seed would often “not take” and would lead to disappointment. Hydroseeding works better when creating a brand new lawn, but not for lawn renovation work. We also tried applying seeds with a slice seeder, which is a machine that slices into the soil and drops seed into those slices. This seemed like it would be great, but the seeds only germinated well where the soil was penetrated. What works best, hands down, by far, is to apply a very generous amount of our high-quality grass seed to a lawn that has been dethatched and aerated. Then, for an optional result, (optional service) apply our Premium Top Dressing (soil conditioner, topsoil, mulch / peat moss) on top of the seed to protect and nourish the seed during the germination process.