I cannot be positive yet. If no directions are available use approximately 1 lb. A similar principle applies to overseeding: when you want to revive your lawn, you have to mow it before spreading new seed. 15% Turf Type Annual Ryegrass If you live in a dry climate and are under-watering your seed, the process will take longer and will result in thinner, patchier grass. The stems weave together and will help your lawn resist weeds. Apply the fertilizer according to the package directions. Don't mow the lawn for approximately three weeks and until the new grass grows to a height of 3 to 4 inches. So far, seed first-then mow, is sprouting slightly better and with thicker germination. This will give the grass seed easy access to the soil so it can root more easily after germinating. Set your mower at two inches or less for regular overseeding. Aerate vs. Verticut After sowing the seeds, lightly water them and keep watering a few times each day for the first several weeks. Mow often in the summer to encourage new stems to develop. Then, try not to mow right after aerating. Instead, mow beforehand, and consider laying seed and fertilizer over your lawn after aeration and give your lawn time for that new seed to germinate before you mow again. Some climates and soil types require watering 2-3 times per day in the first weeks. Mow once a year (spring) and it will grow to a height of 12", then droop over. Unfortunately, your grass will eventually go to seed and the long blades won't just be tough on your mower; they'll also be tough on the entirety of your yard. I compared seeding before mowing short (1/2 inch), and sowing seed after mowing, with no mowing or preparation. Side by side near the road. 40% Quatro Sheep Fescue. your seed, wait 4 weeks, and then mow the grass. Grass that’s too long won’t let the seed reach the soil. If you plan on doing this, make sure you use a starter fertilizer that’s appropriate for your grass and growing conditions that does not contain any weed control. Choose the right seeding product. Again, higher pricing doesn’t mean a rip-off. Then mow, dethatch and aerate your lawn to help the grass seed make contact with the soil and let air, water and fertilizer reach the roots. For what it’s worth, my lawn is verticut perpendicular to the street, thatch collected and removed, then cut in a 45 degree then distributing the seed. Seed Mix. Before overseeding, you'll want to cut your grass shorter than normal and bag the clippings. Germination can take 2-3 weeks depending on your watering habits and grass type. of actual nitrogen for every 1,000 square feet of lawn. Centipede. Keep all activity off the lawn for several weeks while the grass seed sprouts. What Equipment Do You Need for Aeration? Mow your lawn extra short and remove the clippings, so new seed contacts soil and gets sunlight and water. For southern lawns and winter color, set the blade as low as it goes, and cut just above the soil—what's known as scalping. Letting your lawn go to seed won't be the same as planting new grass seed that creates a brand new lush lawn. The seed, fertilizer, and water will have the best chance to get down into the holes made by the aerator if applied soon after aeration. 45% Spartan II Hard Fescue. Fertilize in spring and summer. The machine types, removing and collecting the thatch and two directions are all factors to consider. A small amount of fertilizer should be applied at seeding, and it should be watered until it has germinated. There are three specific dangers in letting lawns go to seed. Cut at a height of 4". Seed in midspring to midsummer. Mow the lawn to a height of 1 to 1 ½ inches, then use a rake to remove the clippings and debris. Then water once a day. 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