The sod on
my baseball fields has a few bare spots that I would love to fix.
I read that
some folks think seeding on sod really isn't the best way.
I have read
about how to add sod to the bad areas, but I wanted to know
what you thought if I over seed bare spots in my baseball sod.
Do you think
it would be huge difference?
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If you over
seed bare spots in baseball sod after aerating you get great
in strengthening and thickening up thin turf.
If you have
completely bare spots you can either over seed it or use
sod to fill it in. Either way you usually need to wait three
weeks before playing on it.
Regarding if you over seed bare spots in baseball sod - seed
needs to touch dirt to grow. So, you have to make that
Mow the grass
Then do one
of three things:
aerate and break
up the dirt cores by dragging over them or
- add a light
amount of topsoil or
- water the
seed down to the dirt.
If you have
thick, dormant sod then you do need to break it up for the seed
to work. Seed has to touch dirt to germinate. Given all this, I'd
try the seeding if I were you. You can always add sod later if the
seeding doesn't come through well enough.
Have a great spring season!
Yours for better
play more often,
Publisher, Editor, & Groundskeeper
Baseball Field Renovation Guide