Grass Seeding Clovis CA
Seeding to Cover Bare Patches in the Lawn
Despite best efforts to keep the yard in great shape, there may be times when there are patches of dead grass or areas where it’s more difficult to keep the grass looking great. In these instances, Lawn Seeding can restore the grass to the space. Overseeding is also an option for lawns that have areas that are thin or unhealthy.
Before adding seeds to the lawn, it is a good idea to determine what caused the problem in the first place. These issues need to be fixed, as the new grass seed isn’t going to fix the problem by itself. Common issues that grass will face include poor soil, poor air circulation, insufficient sunlight, soil compaction, insufficient water, and general neglect. Some of these will be easier to fix than others, but all can be fixed.
Once the underlying problem is fixed, it’s time to add the seeds and help new grass grow. If the lawn has bare spots or damaged areas, remove any dead grass from the damaged areas and ensure the soil is loose. Spread the grass seed in all of the problem areas and cover with a loose layer of soil using a rake. The seeds can then be covered with straw or a seed blanket to keep them in place until they sprout.
Overseeding starts with dethatching or aeration as needed. Then, the soil can be amended with compost and the grass seed can be spread throughout the yard. The seeds should be loosely raked into the soil. The yard can then be topped with compost or peat moss to keep the seeds in place and add nutrients to the soil. After seeding or overseeding, water the lawn daily for at least two weeks, until the seeds begin to sprout.