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When to overseed your Maryland lawn

Updated: Apr 30

The harsh winter weather, kids and pets can be tough on lawns. Lack of water, too much heat, wear & tear, and other problems can make it look worn and thin. You can help reinvigorate your lawn by overseeding. In Maryland, spring and fall give you the ideal conditions for cool-season grass seed: cooler temperatures and more moisture.

Overseeding helps to:

Revive worn and thin lawns

Fill in bare spots

Crowd out weeds by thickening lawn

Improve heat and drought tolerance

How to Overseed:


Before overseeding you lawn, you should mow your lawn at the lowest setting and bag clippings. This will allow the seed to come into contact with the soil when you spread it. After mowing, rake to remove debris, dead grass, and loosen soil.


If you need help choosing the right seed, contact a professional like Rooted in Nature or discuss your lawn with a representative when purchasing your seed. Using a spreader, adjust the setting according to the label or directions on the seed bag and apply.


To get your grass going, water your lawn once or twice per day (based on weather conditions) until the new seedings have reached the height of your existing lawn.

If you are in the Maryland area and considering hiring a local business to handle your lawn and landscaping needs, including seeding or overseeding, consider chatting with Rooted In Nature by email at or call at 443-846-0199. We are happy to assist you!

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