Lawn Care

Detailed Instructions On How to Reseed Existing Lawn

If your lawn has turned into a place for rioting weeds, then it’s probably time to weed them out and cross the lawn. To do this, you will need to know how to prepare a lawn, how to plant seeds and how to care for them after planting.

Soil preparation

1) Choose the correct time for lawn trawling. The most effective time for this operation will come in the early fall when warm days and cool nights are standing, which creates good conditions for the germination of grass seeds.
If you do not have the opportunity to cross the lawn in the fall, then you can do it in the spring. Summer or winter months are not suitable for this procedure.

2) Check the acidity of the soil before re-settling the lawn. This should be done about a month before resettlement. It is better to invite a specializing in this organization, ask to check the pH and nutrient content. This can give answers to the problems with the lawn that have arisen because of certain soil parameters.
If you do not want to contact a specialist, you can conduct a self-test of the pH.

3) Get rid of the weeds on the lawn. Qualitative soil preparation is an important stage of lawn mowing. Get rid of weeds using a herbicide. Usually planting seeds can be made after 6 weeks from the moment of its application, however, a specific period depends on the type of herbicide applied.
Choose a herbicide that will destroy the weeds growing on the lawn, and carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the remedy.

4) Cut the remaining grass to a height of 0.8″. Cut the grass on the lawn with a lawn mower with grass collector.
Such a short mowing of grass will allow the seeds to take root and germinate.

5) Break through the earth. To do this, you can rent specialized equipment, which will be easier than manually operating a rake.

6) Add to the soil additives, if necessary. If the soil had an incorrect level of acidity, which led to the growth of weeds, then probably you will need to add some additives to it to prevent the return of the weeds.
Additives will make the soil either more acidic or more alkaline, depending on the place of your residence and the type of weeds that you are struggling with.

7) Pour the fertilizer into the soil. Pour fertilizer into the soil. It will help the seeds to turn into strong healthy grass. Observe the instructions for the required amount of fertilizer per square meter of soil. The fertilizer used may contain the following percentages of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium:
10-5-5.
10-6-4.
16-8-8.

Lawn Reseeding

1) Choose the right type of grass, suitable for your area. Choose such herbs that naturally thrive in the conditions that are present in your yard. For a shady place, choose shade-tolerant varieties, for sunny, sun-loving.
If the lawn will be a lot of walking, select untracked grass.

2) Spread the seeds on the lawn. Dissect the seeds of grass using a diffuser, setting the degree of dispersion in accordance with the requirements of the planted grass variety. Dissect the seeds in uniform strips first in one direction, and then in the other direction to ensure uniformity of planting.

3) Walk the rake along the surface of the soil to slightly cover the seeds. You should try to sprinkle seeds with soil by 0.2″. If you do not have a rake, then you can sprinkle the seeds on top of the mulch.
If you decide to mulch the ground, then you can use the peat spreader. Try to close the mulch seeds by about 0.3″ or less.

4) Tighten seeds with a platen roller. Walk on freshly planted seeds with a lightweight lawn roller to ensure good seed contact with the soil. Thanks to the ramming of the seeds, they are pressed to the ground and take root better.
If you do not have such equipment, then you can try to rent it.

Care of the reseeded lawn

1) Keep the seeds moisturized. Water freshly sown lawn only to moisten the soil. For the germination of seeds, it is required to maintain a constant moisture. Regularly check the condition of the soil and lightly water it when it becomes dry.
It is usually enough to water the grass seeds every morning, but if you live in hot climates or windy conditions, you may need more frequent watering.

2) Reduce the frequency of watering when the seeds begin to germinate. After germination of seeds, reduce the frequency of irrigation, but increase the amount of water used for irrigation.
The amount of water used for irrigation will depend on the type of grass that you grow. Read the appropriate instructions for the seeds you use.

3) Cut the grass when it reaches a height requiring mowing, which is different for different kinds of grass. Again, refer to the instructions that came with your seeds. Maintain the correct height of the grass and regularly water to get a thick healthy lawn and prevent the growth of weeds.

4) Fertilize young grass. Fertilize young grass 6-8 weeks after emergence. Earlier this point should not be fertilized seeds, as fertilizer can ruin or damage seeds.
Use nitrogen fertilizer in accordance with the instructions attached to it.