How to Overseed Your Lawn in the Spring

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How to Overseed Your Lawn in the Spring

Doc explains how to overseed your lawn in the spring and early summer.  Cool season lawns and warm season lawns have different methods of over seeding.  It’s important to under when to plant your grass seed and how it grows and germinates.  Not all Bermuda grass seed is the same. You need to understand the difference between common and hybrid style grass seeds for your lawn. 

Overseeding is usually NOT done to Bermuda lawns.  

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The Bermuda Lawn Guide

bermuda lawn guide

Super Juice Lawn Supplement and Bio-Stimulant

Lawn Hose End Spray Bottles

WARNING: Use only the 20:1 ratio bottles and do not pay more than $19 for TWO bottles.  When out of stock, others will charge up to $40 if out of stock. Simply wait until they come back in stock from Andersons. 

Flower and Veggie Garden Compost Booster

DirtBooster will be available on Amazon soon. It contains everything you need to create an active compost pile. It can also be tilled into your gardens.  

organic compost mix

Should be applied to ALL LAWNS and can be applied as heavy and as often as you like.  It contains NOTHING that can hurt your lawn and is 50/50 mix of biochar and humic acid. 

PGF Complete 16-4-8 Lawn Fertilizer

This is the main fertilizer for ALL lawns during the growing season.  Warm season and cool season lawns. 

PGF Balance 10-10-10 

A professional grade 10-10-10 with tiny particles, micro nutrients, and iron. 

Granular Pre-Emergent in DG Particles

Spring Lawn Fertilizers

PGF Complete website to pick the right fertilizer. 

Killing Grubs in the Spring

Preventative products should be used in the late summer.  Killing products work best in the spring. The product below can be applied anytime of the year to kill grubs. 

Chicken Feed from Tractor Supply

You can add to your cart and purchase and then pickup at the store.  Not really worth ordering online due to shipping costs.

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306

DuMOR 16% Layer Crumble, 50 lb., 3006316-306 [More]

Price: $14.99

Bermuda lawn care and caring for your gardens. 

Large Spreader Used – Top Pick for 2021

Probably one of the best VALUES for a large spreader with huge 13 inch wheels. 

Best VALUE in Reel Mowers


Grass Seeds for High Quality Bermuda Lawns

Arden 15 Bermuda Seed

Oasis Bermuda Blend

Yukon Bermuda Seed

Scarifier Doc Used

Lawn care tips and Bermuda lawn care.  

How to Overseed Your Lawn in the Spring
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How to Overseed Your Lawn in the Spring
Overseeding your lawn has some very specific information. Doc breaks down all the subjects about overseeding Bermuda lawns and cool season lawns. A big mistake is to over seed Bermuda sod.
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3 years ago

I’ve been a subscriber for several months now and am planning to overseed my lawn with Blackjack this summer. It’s currently and has always been fescue. Do I need to kill the fescue, or just scarify and plant at the appropriate time? Thank you for the continued education.

3 years ago

I have learned so much from your videos. I particularly like your “bedside manner”. You explain things in such a way that even a novice like me can understand. I have zoysia grass but I still follow a lot of your principals. Good stuff……keep doing what you are doing. By the way…….great info about how deep to plant grass seed.

Howard Symons
Howard Symons
3 years ago

Doc, I have shade on the North side of my 2-story house, as well as shade from cedar fence that shades an area of lawn as well. What grass (a creeping type?) would be a good “partner” growing next to the existing common Bermuda for the shade areas? The Bermuda that gets sufficient sun grows.

Howard Symons
Howard Symons
3 years ago

Doc, I have clay that has gotten hard, making “raw dirt” areas. I need to aerate, but not sure whether to go with fat-spikes or cores. I plan to heavily HumiChar and PGF Complete after aerating. I have already used springtime Balance 3 weeks back. Also, is Zoysia a good companion for Bermuda?

3 years ago

Hello Doc, I live in Ontario Canada.Can I use a Purina crumble on my lawn?
I can not get the Dumour product.
I never miss your videos and I have a beautiful Bluegrass lawn
I follow everything you tell us
I can purchase Humichar and the fertilizer is 25 5 10 that I can get
Where can I buy the soil microbes in Ontario?

3 years ago

What would you recommend for overseeding Celebration Bermuda? Would Princess 77 be a viable solution as their are no other hybrid seeds on market?

Rhett Kirby
Rhett Kirby
3 years ago

Doc, I bought my house last year and the yard is an absolute wreck. The house was built in 1999. I spoke with the next door neighbor and he claims that the owner never put sod down after building. The grass that I have is from voluntary growth. I have ever kind of weed that can grow in South Alabama and I have common bermuda throughout the yard but it is thin. I started watching to your videos in late February and have followed most of your tips on what to do in early spring except for humichar. I put… Read more »

3 years ago

What Bermuda grass do you have and are you in Georgia?