Lawns that are thin from drought, pests or
increasing shade may benefit from renovation.
Take advantage of total lawn renovation to
introduce a species or variety that gives better
drought resistance and water use efficiency,
increased pest resistance, and better lawn
Only certain grass types are compatible for
overseeding existing lawns.
Newly seeded areas require different care
than established lawns.
What is lawn renovation?
Lawn renovation involves killing existing turf
and replacing it with new grass without tilling or
changing the grade which is normally done during the
establishment of a new lawn. Partial lawn renovation
may also include the items listed below.
Introduce a new or improved variety of the
same turfgrass species into an existing lawn.
For example, seeding a new bluegrass variety
into an existing bluegrass lawn.
Introduce a similar-looking species into an
existing lawn such as perennial ryegrass in a
Why renovate a lawn?
You may want to consider renovating a home lawn
the lawn species or variety is frequently
attacked by disease or insects and it has caused
the lawn to thin out,
the landscape has become increasingly shady
over time and the original lawn is thin and
the lawn was severely injured or totally
killed by disease, insects, or drought, or if it
was winterkilled, or if
you want to completely convert from one turf
species to another.
When is the best time to renovate a lawn?
The timing for lawn renovation varies according to
grass type and elevation of the site. For the most
success, follow the guidelines below.
Late August to Mid October -
Mid April to Late May - Ok, but
too much weed competition
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