overseeding bare spots in lawn

Asked November 13, 2018, 11:19 AM EST

I've been meaning to try to over-seed some bad spots in my lawn, but I think it's a tad late to do that now. Am I right about that. Do the seeds have to sprout and get settled before it gets too cold? For some reason I was under that impression that Fall is better than Spring for over-seeding, but does it really matter? If I decide to try it in the Spring, how do I pick the right time? Seems like too late and they'll get toasted, too soon they could catch a late freeze. If I wait til next Fall, what is the best time if now is too late?

Denver County Colorado lawn overseeding

1 Response

We agree it's too late this year, but either spring or early fall should work if you are over seeding a cool season grass like Kentucky Bluegrass. Here's some information from CSU Extension: http://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/lawns/1516-seeding-lawn/