University of Maryland Extension

Lawn Renovation

  front lawn

Overseeding and renovating an established lawn

There are three methods of renovation:                          

  • complete renovation (starting over from scratch)
  • overseeding
  • repairing bare spots

Lawn Renovation:

This “over haul” of the lawn is a lot of work and is considered if the lawn is over 50% weeds.


Helps to improve the overall quality of your lawn. It thickens up grass to help prevent weeds and repairs damaged areas. 

Repairing bare spots:

Requires the least amount of effort and helps to reduce areas where weeds can move in. 


 Lawn Renovation Publications:

 Lawn establishment video

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