My lawn - 3 weeks after overseeding (picture)
Just thought I would post this. I know it is not as exciting as photos from a complete renovation, but I have been very happy with the response to overseeding:
For those that haven't read my numerous posts lately, I moved in last year. The lawn looked great in May when I first saw it, but HORRIBLE in September when I moved in. I assumed grubs. I put down some late grub killer and overseeded. This year, same thing. I found out this supposedly happens every year, so I am assuming fungi (which I will treat organically, if possible, next year). Anyway, with big patches dead, I overseeded this year:
1) cut low
3) went back over with the mower
4) slit seeded
5) topdressed with compost, peat moss and Milorganite
It looked like a battle zone three weeks ago. In fact, considering how much grass was either dead or ripped out you might consider it a renovation. Now it is looking pretty good. I am back to getting the "Your lawn looks great!" comments that I was getting in April and May. So far, so good.
And now to figure out this fungus issue!