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

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Recent Examples on the Web Next spring, overseed your lawn with tall fescue grass seed to match your sod. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: While it’s too late to fertilize, be ready for spring lawn care with these suggestions," 20 Dec. 2020 Some people overseed after a thorough session with a core aerator, which extracts plugs of soil that can be crumbled after drying. Adrian Higgins, Washington Post, "It’s lawn-fixing season. Here’s how to do it.," 26 Aug. 2020 The grass, which is overseeded with rye grass for color, is also nourished with fertilizer applied by the spoonful and mowed daily to a height of one-half to five-eighths inch. Jo Craven Mcginty, WSJ, "Chiefs or 49ers? These Guys Will Be Rooting for Grass," 31 Jan. 2020

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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 8 Mar. 2021.

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