WHY OVERSEED YOUR LAWN?
Sowing new lawn seed into your existing lawn rejuvenates it and improves it's colour. It's a great way to renew your lawn when kids, pets and seasonal conditions give it a hard time.
Warm season lawns that go into dormancy in cooler locations will benefit from oversowing a cool season grass (like ryegrass or a ryegrass blend) prior to the change of season.
rejuvenate your lawn
repair bare patches
reduce the risk of overtaking weeds
strengthen and increase the health of your lawn
Overseed in Autumn to strengthen your lawn before Winter.
Overseed in Spring to rejuvenate after Winter.
HOW TO OVERSEED YOUR LAWN
- Mow the lawn closely.
- Rake the lawn to remove and break up the layers of dead matted grass or thatch.
- If the ground is compacted, loosen it up by spiking with a form to a depth of at least 15cm. This will improve root growth and drainage.
SEED AND FERTILISER:
- Choose your Lawn Seed. Ideally you should try to choose the same type of seed as your existing lawn. See our suggested seed blends.
- Use a Starter Fertiliser. Landscape Range KickStart Fertiliser is ideal for ensuring successful germination.
- You can sow your seed by hand or with a spreader. For small areas use a handheld spreader like this one. For larger areas you can use a push broadcast spreader like this.
- Water regularly with a fine spray keeping the seedbed constantly moist. After establishment it’s best to water deeply to ensure a deeper root system.
- Mow on a high cut when the grass is 40-50mm. Trim lightly and gradually lower blades to an ideal cutting height of 25-30mm. Mow regularly trying not to remove more than 1/3 of the growth at any time.
- Use Landscape Range All Season Reno Fertiliser after 6-8 weeks.