overseed

verb
over·​seed | \ ˈō-vər-ˌsēd How to pronounce overseed (audio) \
overseeded; overseeding; overseeds

Definition of overseed

transitive verb

: to seed (an existing stand) with another type of plant overseeded the Bermuda grass with ryegrass

Examples of overseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 One approach is to overseed in the fall with a ryegrass that will hold green color through the winter, then die off with spring mowing. Washington Post, 7 July 2021 It’s also the ideal time to overseed and fill in sparse areas. Arricca Elin Sansone, House Beautiful, 15 Apr. 2021 Next spring, overseed your lawn with tall fescue grass seed to match your sod. oregonlive, 20 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of overseed

1954, in the meaning defined above

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“Overseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overseed. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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