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I am going to overseed my west lawn. Do I need some type of covering (straw, peat, etc.) to help keep the seeds in place?

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I'll refer you to an article on USU Extension News which includes overseeding http://extension.usu.edu/htm/news/articleID=2116 .  Best time is fall, however you can also prep and seed in spring.  Read over article about preparing before reseeding.  As for covering, once seeds germinate, they'll need sun, so too much cover will not allow sunlight in.  Best to keep moisture adequate so seeds can germinate.  Realize that best thing is to stay off that part of the lawn.

Posted on 5 May 2009

Maggie Shao
Horticulture Agent, Salt Lake County

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