When does reseeding make sense?

Reseeding should be carried out if the lawn area is weedy/mossy or has a higher percentage of gaps. Depending on the amount of gaps or weeds, it is up to the lawn owner to choose the necessary management measures. In the case of smaller defects it is advisable to repair them. The following lawn renovation measures can be carried out:

Lawn reseeding - how it works

Depending on the proportion of weeds or gaps, it is up to you to choose the necessary management measures. 



Scarifying removes dead plant parts (felt) and moss from the lawn. If there is a lot of moss or thatch, it is advisable to scarify the lawn mor than once for example go lengthwise and crosswise. Loose material should be removed. This opens the surface and allows the reseeding to make easy contact with the ground. At the end of the work step, the floor should be leveled if there are any bumps.



The EuroGrass seed packaging has a practical pouring device. Open it and sow as walking across the surface. A spreader is ideal for larger areas, as this allows for particularly even sowing. 



Seeds need good ground contact for successful germination. Light raking and rolling promotes soil contact and thus germination.



For the germination of the repair seed it is essential to keep the area moist in the first two weeks after the repair. The top layer of soil should always be a bit moist so that the lawn seedlings do not dry out. Irrigation is one of the central measures for a successful establishment of overseeding.



The timing of the first cut after repair depends on the establishment of the reseeding. In general, it is advisable to make the first cut when the grass is about 6-8cm high.  Regular mowing is an important management measure in lawn care as it ensures a densely growing lawn.


Cutting height

The "rule of thirds" dictates when and how often a lawn should be cut. Depending on how the lawn is used and the recommended cutting height, a maximum of 1/3 of the leaf mass should be mowed off. If the cutting height is too low, unwanted lawn grass and plants will be encouraged to migrate.