Seeding a very thin lawn help

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by SOS Landscaping, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    I have a customer who bought his house new this time last year. Builder supposedly put down top soil and then seeded and placed a ton of straw on top of it before his move in. The grass that is there is actually pretty healthy but there are some bare spots and the grass is very thin. He wants to me re-seed or to do something to get the grass to thickin out and fill in the dead areas. He wants to try this before going to sod, but I think I might have him sold on a sprinkler system install also but a little later in the summer. If you need pictures of the lawn just let me know and ill get some up
  2. JoeKidd

    JoeKidd LawnSite Member
    Messages: 55

    Well if he's going to go for the sprinkler system I would think it makes sense to install it now before you tackle the lawn especially since were heading into the dry summer months. I'd overseed and top dress the lawn with a good compost/soil mix and have him water accordingly. In the fall I'd aerate and overseed again.
  3. SOS Landscaping

    SOS Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    any type of seed better for over seeding?

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