- Aug 24, 2011
Tell be about it. Have you done it? Roommate has 2 dogs. They're sorta rough on the land, leaving trails. Neighbors dont mow to the right, so I'm fighting the thistles and dandelions that make their way this way, but I dont mind clovers. Actually am looking at doing the entire backyard now as a mix. From what I gather, you should mix the seeds with sand prior to using a spreader to "cut the blend" and get better coverage (cross pattern) So. Anyway. I always liked the look of it added to lawns (I dont consider it a weed really, then again I'm native nature coast floridian so I'm partial to green stuff, mosses, etc). So tell me what I gotta know on overseeding this lawn of mine. The backyard is around 2000sq ft of st Augustine grass, again trails here and there, some dig spots/spots that never really grow (yellow dog pee spots), it never gets above 4inches tall, mowed to around 3in 1-2x week. How would I go about doing it. I was thinking 5-7lb White Dutch Clover cut with 10lbs or so of sand/top soil, spread on a walk behind Scott's spreader (probably a 1 or 2 setting) in a cross hair pattern should do it. I read sowing now would be ideal since its rainy, as is fall overseed sowing. Youd think planting what many consider a weed would be easy. This seems confusing. After seeding people say it starts doing its thing in about a week or so. I do plan on mowing the yard still, so probably 2-3 weeks after seeding to mow again?