Put the bounce back into your pitch

As winter ends, lawns and pitches often look tired and worn.If you've got bare patches in your grass, you're providing spaces for weeds to take hold. The result is an uneven surface with irregular bounces that's much harder for footballers and other sports people to play on.


Give your tired pitch a renovating boost of spring vigour

If yours isn't looking as good as it should – signs of weeds and spots of damage – now's the time to give it an overhaul. And the best way to do that is to overseed.

Overseeding introduces new, strong and healthy grass plants into your lawn or pitch, especially if you choose one of our 4turf® seed mixtures coated with ProNitro®. This hi-tech pairing of seed and fertiliser helps ensure successful establishment. It gives your lawn the strong and healthy boost it needs to thrive throughout the season ahead.

Overseeding helps maintain a uniform stock of strong, durable grasses. It brings new life to your lawn or pitch. The freshly seeded grass plants are more vital than the old ones. They show better growth and recovery, and are stronger competitors against Poa annua and other weeds.

For overseeding, we recommend these 4turf® seed mixtures: Masterline® Expressmaster and Expressmaster Plus.

And for overseeding lawns, we recommend Turfline® Grass Fix.

Prepare the ground for new life

Space is what all young plants need, so it's good to create some before you overseed. Scarification creates tiny spaces – not too deep and not too shallow – for your new grass seeds to take root and establish. It also clears the ground by hampering the growth of weeds with wide leaves or long stolons.

The act of scarification also tears off old grass leaves; it gives your turf a rejuvenating pruning and new vitality. For best results, scarify when your grass is in good growth.

Finally, choose an overseeding mixture that contains some of the same components as your existing turf. At the same time you should consider how much wear and tear your lawn or pitch is likely to suffer. Choose seed varieties that will withstand whatever the summer season throws at them.

You are also welcome to contact your local DLF representative to get advice for your regional conditions.