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What are the Coldest Spring Temperatures to Overseed a Lawn?

Dormant Overseeding! Read about it. Do it. I live in Ohio and the freeze thaw cycle that heaves the ground up and down pulls the seed down into it for great soil contact. Followed by wet springs......
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Should I overseed this overgrown lawn?

Sure! You can reseed that. Wait till the ground is going to stay drained.Grass will germinate and grow fast in wet conditions, but then if you walk through, or mow, it will lie down and rot. Because ...
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Aerate, de-thatch & overseed. Is this really the correct order?

I always dethatch first. That will create a clearer path for the other equipment, and make it a lot easier for the slicer overseeder. As for the other two, I like to run the aerator first, to avoid ...
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Planting too many seeds in small pot

Your plants will have to compete with each other for light, and root space. Because they are so packed and crowded, none of the plants will grow optimal this way. If you just want basil cress, you can ...
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How often should you overseed a lawn?

Well it all depends on what kind of lawn you want and the effort you want to put into it. If your ambition is to have Perfect grass: perfectly flat, no weeds, no dead spots then over seed twice a ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

If the "lawn" is more weed than grass, I would kill everything and start over. If you take that option, Ortho is the wrong product because it isn't supposed to kill grass. A review on Amazon.com ...
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Should I overseed this overgrown lawn?

Short answer, no, because that looks like a typical neglected UK garden to me, seen plenty like this in my time ... though I could be wrong! Assuming it is a UK garden, the procedures required are ...
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Can I successfully over-seed a lawn in the Spring in Colorado?

You would not want to overseed right now in Denver as there would not be enough time for the seeds to germinate and the new grass establish. But seeding early enough in the fall gives the grass a head ...
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How to Separate or Propagate Limonium Perezii aka: Statice?

There are three different ways to propagate this plant - if the clump is very large, you can dig it up in spring, split it and replant the section/s. Otherwise, you can try semi ripe cuttings, in mid ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

Just to throw my 2 cents in on this old thread that someone may find like I did, don't forget to water the weed seeds. This is a hard lesson I learned converting an old field into wildflowers. An ...
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How long should I wait after overseeding, before I apply pre-emergent weed preventer?

The pre-emergent used in that product is Pendimethalin (3,4-Dimethyl-2,6-dinitro-N-pentan-3-yl-aniline), and its mode of action is microtubule assembly inhibition in very immature plant shoots (In ...
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Am I overseeding my lawn properly? Should I do something differently?

The soil quality looks okay. Because you already seeded, I'd say just keep it damp until germination. It's pretty simple. If you want, you can fertilize with something suitable for young grass before ...
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How much grass seed is too much?

Sure- when you start stacking seed on seed, so some seeds don't have ground contact, it's clearly too much.
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What is the proper way to overseed your lawn?

The amount of seed for a new lawn would be between 1/2 and 1 ounce per square yard. High-quality ornamental turf needs a higher seeding rate than a lower quality "general purpose" lawn. The amount you ...
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Proper sequence of Northeast lawn maintenance this spring

Truly not a bad program. BUT. It is a waste of time to core aerate until you've got a mature crop of grass. So cross that one off. The other thing that pops out is the excavation of the soil. The ...
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How to prepare lawn for overseeding

OK, let me give this a shot. First, I'd love to get a feel for how compacted those dormant areas are. It WAS a difficult summer in the northeast (of the USA), and compacted area suffered particularly....
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Pull Crabgrass before overseeding?

If your lawn is almost ALL crabgrass then glyphosate or roundup is indicated. This is absorbed by the foliage and taken down into the roots where the KILL happens. Takes at least 3 weeks. Perhaps a ...
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How do I properly utilize a broadcast spreader when overseeding?

The seed isn't going to germinate and grow unless it's in contact with some soil (not a layer of dead matted grass) and the seed is not disturbed until its own roots can hold it in place. "Aggressive"...
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How to water after overseed in a way that is good for both new and old grass?

An established lawn is way more tolerant of suboptimal watering than new seed will be. So you should focus on giving the new grass seed what it needs. Personally, I don't even worry about it. I ...
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How to overseed new sod on clay?

Grass seed is pretty tiny. The rule of thumb is covering that seed no more than 2-3X its widest diameter. If you put 1/2 of top soil on your seed it will damp off, rot and never germinate because it ...
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Can I use a 3-in-1 mix with an overseed machine?

I am assuming you have cool season lawn grasses. Thatch is not a problem with 365 days of warmth for decomposition. Overseeding is not a regular, normal process for lawns...cool season lawns. ...
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Planting too many seeds in small pot

Ummmm, are you asking about that center pot? Your donut shaped plants should be transplanted into 6" pots with potting soil only. Dump the whole pot and donut out of the main pot, using serrated ...
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Core aerate, top dress, and overseed in the fall

I would core aerate now and allow the plugs to disintegrate. September I would mow my lawn down short so the grass won't be shading the seed. Short as in 2". Top dress with 1/2" of topsoil, not ...
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Proper sequence of Northeast lawn maintenance this spring

Use Scott's weed and feed to begin with. In late March spread as much sand as possible. Sand tightens the grass up and suffocates the weeds.
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

I doubt this answer will be welcome, but it needs saying anyway! I don't advise you should follow the course of action you've proposed - it sounds as if you've got mostly weeds and a bit of grass left,...
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How often should you overseed a lawn?

You don't overseed the lawn, you let it grow long (say 6 inches), then cut it back drastically (say 3 inches), but not so drastically that it will kill it off (say 1.5 inch), because if you do that ...
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When to overseed after putting down weed killer

This reference claims that The degradation of 2,4-D is rapid (half life of 6.2 days) in aerobic mineral soils This reference claims Most of the time, 2,4-D breaks down in soil so that half ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

Forget about amending the soil, or using pesticides to kill weeds, Duane. The best next step for you is to rent a 'sod cutter' from an equipment rental store. Easy peasy to use, cheap and it will ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

This is a complex subject, soil management. I took a course for "master gardener" from the U of Oregon which was one of the better things I ever did. This then brings us face to face with soils and ...
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What are the Coldest Spring Temperatures to Overseed a Lawn?

If you're seeding in the spring you need to wait until soil temperature is at least 50-65 degrees before most grasses will germinate effectively. Even though daytime temperatures may be in the correct ...

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