Overseeding

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mooseseven, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. mooseseven

    mooseseven LawnSite Member
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    Hi, I've been wanting to overseed my lawn for a while now and I have a few questions about it.

    1. When should I overseed?
    2. Should I aerate before overseeding?
    3. Some have told me to use a thatcher, should I?
    4. What fertilizer should I use?

    I think that's it, I really have no idea what to do when it comes to overseeding, but I really need to do it to my lawn.
     
  2. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    What type of grass do you have?
     
  3. mooseseven

    mooseseven LawnSite Member
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    I believe it's bluegrass
     
  4. IN2MOWN

    IN2MOWN LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,993

    Overseed in early fall.

    What I usually do is scalp the turf down to about 1.5 to 2 inches, verticut one direction, apply seed, verticut another direction, apply more seed.

    After about 10 days apply a starter fert.

    WATER WATER WATER for 2-3 weeks constantly.
     

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