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How to Reseed a Lawn Successfully

Tips to Successfully Reseed a Lawn Area

  • Spring and fall are the best times to reseed as temperatures are cooler. Summer weather conditions are too harsh for the little seedlings.
  • Remove as much dead grass/debris as possible.
  • Rake the bare soil enough to loosen the top 1”-2” of soil.
  • Buy some premium grass seed (you get what you pay for ☺ we recommend a local garden center or greenhouse). You’ll want to get a mixture based on the location in the yard (sunny or shade). Then sprinkle the grass seed at a ratio of 1 lb. per 1000 sq ft.
    • If you’re using Green4Ever’s Award Winning blend, wash hands before eating anything as the grass seeds are coated with a fungicide.
  • Water in the grass seed. Then you’ll want to keep the seeds moist until they germinate. So if you’re in a sunny spot, you’ll probably have to water in the morning and in the evening. You don’t need to water so heavily that the seeds start running away, but enough water to where the seed and the top of the soil get wet.
  • Once the seed germinates you’ll want to continue to keep it moist until it is a couple inches tall.
  • Now that it’s a couple inches tall, you will start to notice that it’ll start to get bushier. You can start mowing this area now. This will ‘harden’ off the grass or make it tougher. Once you have mowed this area 2-3 times the area is now ready for a lawn care program.
  • You’ll want to ‘baby’ this area of your lawn throughout its first couple months with good watering.
  • When it gets to be late summer or early fall this patch should be blended in with the rest of the lawn and you should have a nice healthy spot again! 
sprouting grass

Our Premium 6 step lawn program can guarantee a thicker, healthier, greener lawn.

Our technicians will avoid newly seeded areas. This ensures success with the rest of lawn while the newly seeded area gets fully grown. Please do not hesitate to call the office if you have any questions.

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