Best practices for overseeding?


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I recently purchased a home, and the backyard was never taken care of. Lots of "dog spots", weed patches, and bare patches. I overseeded last weekend, and have been watering diligently. Does anyone have any tips or words of encouragement about how to ensure this goes smoothly?
 
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My recommendation is just to make sure that you seeded evenly so that you don't have patches that are too dense and ones that are still a little bald. I has been a while since I have planted grass and I remember it taking about a month or so to really take off.
 
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As long as you have enough water and good soil, I don't see where you could go wrong. I'm not a fan of chemical fertilizers though, but if you have a compost heap, that should get things going nicely.
 
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My recommendation is just to make sure that you seeded evenly so that you don't have patches that are too dense and ones that are still a little bald. I has been a while since I have planted grass and I remember it taking about a month or so to really take off.

We had a giant, 30x30 square of mulch that we renovated. We put down dirt and seed, and that took off after a week. I'm more concerned about the overseeding, because I haven't seen progress, but if your experience was a month to see results, I should stop worrying.

Thanks!
 
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As long as you have enough water and good soil, I don't see where you could go wrong. I'm not a fan of chemical fertilizers though, but if you have a compost heap, that should get things going nicely.

I water it twice a day, but the patch was under an above-ground pool, so I can't say how good the soil is. We dug up the dead stuff and covered it with soil. I guess I expected to see results faster. Thanks for your input.
 

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