Lawn Overseeding is the process of spreading new grass seed over your lawn to thicken up the grass and thus minimise the spaces for weeds and moss to take hold.
Grass plants do not live forever they deteriorate and their rate of reproduction slows down. Mature lawns often have areas of weak thin grass which allows moss and weeds to colonise the lawn. 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 overseeding at least once every 3 years is recommended. Overseeding 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.
Grass Seed Germination
Avoid sowing in extremes of temperature. Seed usually 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! aerating or spiking of the lawn will also assist seed germination.
Lawn Therapy can provide lawn overseeding, lawn aerating and also a top dressing service to help you develop a healthy thick lawn. We select seeds that contain a broad selection of grass species and are in constant contact with our seed suppliers listening to their advice and are currently trialing a new cold start seed that germinates and grows at temperatures of around 5c+ so we can now overseed your lawn even earlier in the year letting you see the benefits earlier in spring.
We also offer additional lawn care services which your lawn may benefit from. These include seasonal lawn treatments, aeration, overseeding, top dressing, garden pest control, grass disease control, Lawn Re-Turfing and driveway weed control.