THE winter months can severely damage your lawn, especially as snow covers the ground and you have no idea what damage you might be causing.
Well, a gardening expert has revealed the proper way to bring it back to life and it has everything to do with overseeding.
Overseeding, which is also known as reseeding, will repair damaged areas and make your grass as green as you'd want it.
In order to win at overseeding, you need to do it when temperatures are mild yet rainy – spring being the perfect time to do it.
David Truby, Managing Director of Greensleeves, spoke to Express about how to make sure your lawn is always spot-on while getting rid of weeds.
“When you hear the phrase ‘overseeding’, it is understandable that you may associate the word with something negative," he said.
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“However, overseeding is actually a natural way to thicken your lawn and crowd out undesirable weeds.
“It is one of the most critical tasks involved in growing a healthy, lush lawn.
“Lawns that have not been overseeded will grow thin and unhealthy, making it much easier for weeds to overtake the lawn.”
Not only will overseeding repair visible damage, but it will increase your lawn's resistance to disease and reduce moss growth.
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He added: “Lawns that are regularly reseeded become progressively thicker and more luscious.
“Many varieties of grass reproduce at a slower rate after several years.
“By adding new grass plants to the turf, overseeding increases your lawn’s virility.”
Previously, another gardening expert explained that vinegar and salt could help get rid of weeds.
Pouring a solution of white vinegar, one cup of table salt and one tablespoon of liquid dishwashing into the affected area will help kill weeds.
The weed-killing liquid can also be funneled into a plastic spray bottle and sprayed around the garden.
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Drenching the weeds with the solution on a dry, sunny day makes it more likely that the unwanted greenery will die within a few days.
And to make matters better, experts believe the solution could kill the weeds indefinitely – meaning nothing else will grow back.
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