Grass & Grass Seed
The weather, kids, and pets can be tough on your lawns. By applying grass seed over an existing lawn, you can help fill in bare spots and reinvigorate your lawn.
The weather, kids, and pets can be tough on lawns. Lack of water, too much heat, wear & tear, and other problems can make it look worn and thin. You can help reinvigorate your lawn by overseeding. In the North, spring and fall give you the ideal conditions for cool-season grass seed: cooler temperatures and more moisture. In the South, late-spring through mid-summer provide ideal conditions for warm-season grass seed. The following are simple steps to overseed your lawn.
Steps for a Thicker Lawn
- Purchase a bag of Scotts® Turf Builder® Thick’R Lawn™. It covers all the bases for thickening, with a soil improver for better root development, seed to fill any gaps with new grass, and fertilizer to both feed new grass and thicken and green up your existing lawn. What’s more, a single application will make your lawn up to 50 percent thicker.*
- Prepare the area. Before overseeding your lawn, mow your lawn short and bag the clippings. Then rake the lawn to help loosen the top layer of soil and remove any remaining debris. This will allow the seed to come into contact with the soil when you spread it.
- Seed. Use a Scotts® spreader, such as the Scotts® Elite Spreader, to spread the seed. Be sure to set your spreader to the setting listed on the bag.
- Water. Once you’re done with the spreading, be sure to water. Keep the soil surface moist by watering daily (or as needed) for the first two weeks.
- Mow. Try to limit the activity on your lawn until your new seedlings have reached a mowing height. Once they have, you can resume mowing.
*Subject to proper care. Results may vary based on current condition of lawn.