What is Overseeding and How will it benefit my Lawn?
If you have had a severe moss problem and there are large bare areas you may need to overseed. The best defence against weeds and moss is thick healthy grass sward. New seed should be regularly introduced into all lawns to replace the ageing plants. If you want your lawn to stay thick and dense then over seeding at least once every 3 years is desirable.
Over seeding with a variety of different seed species can be carried out in the late winter or early spring and autumn particularly after you have scarified, aerated or top dressed your lawn.
Avoid sowing in extremes of temperature. Seed requires a ground temperature above 8c to germinate, shoots need several weeks without frost to survive. Seed requires 3 conditions; good soil contact, warmth and moisture. The spring and autumn are ideal germination times. Hot dry weather is bad as is cold wet weather. Wet and warm are the best conditions for seed germination and grass growth!
Lawn and Weed Care Wirral uses Overseeding as part of our Lawn Renovation Service as well after Scarification, Top Dressing and Aeration Service.
Lawn and Weed Care Wirral can supply a high quality seed for the correct time of year and apply at the correct rate.