Overseeding success

paulsiu(5a)September 23, 2010

OK,

The front of my yard looks terrible with brown patches of grass, so I did the following:

1. Mowed the grass.

2. Used a metal rake and dethatched.

3. Top dressed with 1/4" of compost. I used the muncipal stuff that are made from leaves and sticks. Cheap but very clumpy.

4. Seed with a bag of seed. I think I used 2 lbs for about 15 x 15.

5. Watered daily for about 10 min in the morning. More if the sun comes out.

After 2 weeks, I notice new blades of grass. I am going to repeat this on the rest of the yard. Hopefully, I will be equally successful. On the downside, I feel bad for using some water, but I guess I need to keep the seed moist. Rainfall seemed to have dropped off around here.

Paul

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dchall_san_antonio(8 San Antonio)

Where do you live?
Do you have full sun or shade?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2010 at 8:14PM
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paulsiu(5a)

I live in Northern IL. The lawn has full sun.

    Bookmark   October 11, 2010 at 4:04AM
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