Ignore recommended planting rates Don't overdo it or reduce costs. Too much turf seed causes undue competition for resources such as electricity, water and nutrients, and turf seedlings struggle as a result. If you're wondering, can you leave too many grass seeds? The answer to this question is yes. Sowing more grass seeds than necessary will do more harm than good to your lawn.
If your lawn looks thin and worn, overplanting can help you return to the thick, lush, green grass you've always wanted. Does your lawn look weak and thin? Overplanting can help you return to the thick, lush, green grass you've always wanted. By spreading grass seeds over existing grass, you can thicken thin areas and your lawn will look fantastic again. This is different from re-seeding, which is when you start over and plant a completely new lawn.
Mowing the lawn at the right height is essential. If you lower the cover too low, you can “tear off the scalp” from the grass. This allows sunlight to reach exposed soil, where weed seeds are waiting to germinate, and cuts critical energy reserves in the underparts of grass leaves. Exposed soil and weakened grass add to the perfect recipe for a diminished turf mass and a growing weed population.
In general, only 10 to 12 seeds are needed per square inch of soil, so by calculating the size of your lawn, you can make a more informed decision about the amount of grass seeds you need for a natural, healthy-looking lawn. Achieving a perfect lawn is a goal shared by many homeowners, but maintaining a healthy lawn is so difficult that few lawns reach their full potential.