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Overseeding the lawn

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Jupiter01, 29 Apr 2019.

  1. Jupiter01

    Jupiter01

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    Does anyone have any particular recommendations when it comes to overseeding the lawn please?

    My lawn is thin in places. I've applied a 4-in-1 feed (day 5 now) and am awaiting results. I assume my next course of action to thicken the lawn is to spread seed? Most of my lawn is out of the shade but there is a corner which is shaded by tree and the fence.

    In addition, I have a couple of brown spots where I can spread some top soil and throw in some grass seeds too.

    I would appreciate your advice and recommendations on the above please.
     
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    scarify to remove thatch, then some top dressing and seed.

    I ended up buying fleece and some wire clips to hold it in place. The first lot of seed I put down was all eaten by birds.

    The grass seeds grew well under the fleece.
     
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  3. Jupiter01

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    Thanks @Notch7.
    Do you have any recommendations on the seeds I should use please? I brought a "standard pack" from the local garden centre last time and I can spot that grass a mile away! Should I mix or buy a mixture of seeds and also, do I need to make any special provision for the shaded areas?
     
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    I would suggest going for a mixture with some dwarf ryegrass

    If you can get it, a shade tolerant grass is poa supina -if its only slightly shady a mixture with fescue might be good.

    I would avoid the fine lawn seed that is ryegrass free -it needs quite a bit if looking after to achieve a fine lawn, wheras the dwarf ryegrass will give a rich green colour and is hard wearing.
     
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