How to overseed - Knowledgebase Question

Fort Lauderdale, Fl
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Question by cn_grant
November 3, 2009
How exactly do I overseed in south Florida?

Answer from NGA
November 3, 2009
To prepare the lawn for overseeding, rake the grass thoroughly to remove all debris. Next, mow the lawn closely. For St. Augustinegrass lawns, do not mow lower than 3 inches. Catch all clippings or rake the grass afterwards. The grass seed must make good contact with the soil for optimum performance.

For best coverage, use a mechanical seeder. Sow half the seed as you walk in one direction, and the other half by walking at right angles to the first. A very uniform stand can be established this way. After seeding, rake the ground with a stiff broom to ensure the seed gets through the grass and is in contact with the soil.

Best wishes with your overseeding project!

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