Overseeding

Over-seed your lawn, and re-seed thin spots with JB Selected Premium lawn seed. Overseeding helps thicken your lawn and helps keep weeds from taking hold. This is especially important in the spring and the fall to keep your lawn healthy year-around.

Preparation: Mow your lawn as short as possible. You want the best ‘seed to soil’ contact that you can get. Rake out all loose vegetation to expose the soil. By good raking you can break the surface of the exposed soil.  Spread starter fertilizer following manufacturer’s directions. We do not suggest using a weed & feed fertilizer when over-seeding your lawn.

Over-seeding: Using a spreader, spread seed evenly over the prepared area at the rate of 4-5 lbs. per 1000 sq. feet. Put a little extra seed on any bare spots. Spread a very thin layer of peat moss, and roll to firm the seed to soil contact.

Water: It is important to keep a seeded area moist at all times, as the seed establishes, without over-watering.

Fertilize: Use a starter fertilizer in establishing the over-seeded area. Then, as it establishes, fertilize in your normal pattern, typically 3 to 5 times per year.