If your lawn in Georgia looks patchy, thin, and worse for wear, then overseeding is just what you need! Overseeding involves spreading seeds across your turf to fill those bare patches with new grass growth and increase its overall density. However, you'll want to properly care for it afterward to ensure the seeds are set up for success. For one, you should follow a strict watering schedule to give them the hydration they need to germinate and establish roots. You'll also want to wait until the new grass is about three inches tall before mowing, and when you do, set the mower deck height to its highest setting. Lastly, you'll want to wait 2-3 weeks before walking on your lawn to avoid harming the seeds.

Follow a Strict Watering Schedule After Overseeding Your Lawn

After overseeding your lawn, the seeds will need optimal conditions to germinate and establish their roots. To help them along, you'll want to follow a strict watering schedule. Here's what you should do:

  • Water 2-4 times a day for two weeks. Watering lightly but frequently will help prevent drowning the seeds while keeping the soil moist enough to promote root development.
  • Water 1-2 times a day for weeks 3-4. Less frequent but heavier watering will encourage the new roots to grow deeper and more expansive.
  • Return to regular watering after a month. The seeds will likely have established more secure root systems and grown into beautiful, lush grass, so you can start watering your lawn as usual again.
You should apply a starter fertilizer after overseeding your lawn to give the seeds a much-needed nutrient boost!

Wait to Mow Your Lawn After Overseeding Until the New Grass Is About Three Inches Tall

After overseeding your lawn, you'll want to wait to mow since the seeds need time to establish in the soil. Because of this, it's best to avoid mowing until after about 2-3 weeks, and by then, the new grass should be about three inches tall; if you do it too early or when it's still short, it can put unnecessary stress on it and potentially hinder its growth. When it's time to mow your lawn, you'll want to set the mower's deck height to the highest setting so you don't cut off too much.

Don't Walk On Your Lawn for 2-3 weeks After Overseeding

The last thing you want to do to properly care for your lawn after overseeding is to avoid walking on it for 2-3 weeks. If there's any foot or machine traffic too soon, it can harm the seeds and even stop them from developing. So, it's best to wait to keep this from happening and allow them to establish roots and grow into healthy, durable grass without being disturbed.

Call us today to sign up for our overseeding service!

Do you have patchy, bare spots on your lawn? If so, we can help! At Bloom’n Gardens Landscape, we offer our overseeding service to residential and commercial properties, as well as HOAs, in Atlanta, Buckhead, Smyrna, GA and throughout the nearby areas. This service is available as part of our full-service maintenance package, which involves our crew spreading grass seeds across your lawn to fill in those thin areas and make it thicker and denser than ever! Not only that, but we also aerate it beforehand to give them excellent contact with the soil and yield the best results. Then, we'll apply a starter fertilizer afterward to provide valuable nutrients and stimulate their development and growth! If you're ready to boast a fuller, lusher lawn, call us today at (404) 314-1474 to sign up for our overseeding service!