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 a small proportion of gaps and individual areas, it is sufficient to repair them manually. If the proportion of gaps and weeds increases, the following lawn renovation measures can be carried out:

Lawn reseeding - how it works

Reseeding should be carried out when the lawn is weedy or has a high percentage of gaps. Depending on the proportion of weeds or gaps, it is up to you to choose the necessary management measures. If there are only a few gaps or individual spots, it is sufficient to touch up the surface manually. If the proportion of gaps and weeds increases, the following measures should be carried out:



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 several times lengthwise and crosswise. The plant remains that have been worked out must then be thoroughly removed. This opens up the lawn and allows the reseeding to make 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 opening. Open this and sow by hand by walking evenly across the lawn as shown in the illustration and scattering the seed. A spreader is ideal for larger areas, as this allows for particularly even sowing. These can be borrowed from good garden stores.



Seeds need good ground contact for successful germination. One possibility is the addition of a roller with which the surface can be worked. By pressing the seeds can establish themselves better in the stand.



Within the first few weeks, the root system of the seedlings is poorly developed. During this time, it is particularly important to ensure a regulated water supply. The top layer of soil should always be sufficiently moist so that the lawn seedlings do not dry out. Irrigation is one of the central measures for a successful establishment of overseeding.



The period of the first cut largely depends on the establishment of the reseeding. It is generally recommended to mow the lawn for the first time after about four weeks from a height of 8-10 cm. With this cut, it is particularly important that the blades of the lawn mower used are very sharp, as the weakly rooted seedlings can easily be torn out. Regular mowing is an important management measure in lawn care. This ensures that a densely growing lawn forms and the unwanted plants are suppressed.


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. Likewise, a deep cut in the shaded area favors the immigration of mosses.