Re: Over seeding ?
It took me a while to believe in overseeding; but I have had great success.
Let me explain; I use the frost plant procedure. In my area it works great.
In the early Spring, after the snow is gone, actually right now when there still is a chance of frost in the weather. You go out in the morning (the best approach) early while the soil is still heaved up with the frost; then sow your seed (broadcast approach). It doesn't take much frost; but there must be some heaving of the soil for this to work.
You have sown the seed on the raised soil; now when the sun comes out and warms the soil, which causes the soil to settle down, your seed will be at the proper depth for good growth. It will heave again if it gets cold enough and that will give a chance to the seed that was maybe put on a little to late in the morning, to get to the proper level.
This also helps to hide the seed from the birds.
Sounds crazy: I thought so too; but it works great.
Now the disclaimer: For this to work your soil has to be ready for the seed, lime, fertilizer, what ever you need to apply to get the ph right.
Frost Planting try it.
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Last edited by motobike; 03-24-2010 at 10:57 AM.