Overseeding an Overseeded Lawn - September 2022
Last week, I posted the details of how I was overseeding and renovating my backyard with a mix of Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue seeds. In this post, I went over how I was attempting to pre-germinate the seed by soaking it in water for five days in an attempt to speed-up the process once I scattered the seed. Well...I went ahead and scattered the seed using e-Corganite as the spreading and drying agent with the wet, pre-germinated seed. As a reminder, I put down 30 pounds of seed across about 10k square feet in our backyard that was made-up of 10# of KBG and 20# of Tall Fescue seeds. I applied it at different rates to different parts of the yard.
But, then I panicked. As I walked around the yard, not only did I NOT see any seedlings, I saw a bunch of what sure seem like blank spots. Just dirt. No seeds. Yikes. I thought that maybe I didn't put down enough seed. Or that it had washed away. Especially on the sides.
So, I rushed out and bought another bag of seed. Tall Fescue seed. This is the same stuff that I planted last year and came up in a big clump in the near backyard. See below for the 3# bag of Vigoro seed from the orange big box store:
And, here below, is the makeup of this seed back: 50% tall fescue seeds. 50% of 'seed coating material'. So...we're really talking about 1.5 pounds of additional seed, right?