Germinal’s Dr. Mary McEvoy highlights some of the most common pitfalls to avoid when reseeding.
Avoiding these will give a much better chance of successful establishment of a high-performing sward for years to come.
Desiccation or killing off of the old sward is an essential first step when reseeding and the only opportunity you will have to control grass weeds in the sward.
It also presents an ideal opportunity to destroy difficult weeds such as docks, thistles and other grass weeds.
Using the top rate of glyphosate, as per the product label, and a high water volume is essential to achieve successful dessication of the old sward.
About seven-to-10 days after spraying the sward should be grazed/cut tightly to minimise the surface trash.