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Difference Between Overseeding and Slit Seeding

Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to keep your grass alive. Don’t worry, though—your lawn can always make a comeback. There are two primary ways for you to turn things around for your grass. They are overseeding and slit seeding. Both methods can be quite effective, but they don’t work the same way. That’s why we’re here to cover the main differences between overseeding and slit seeding.


When dealing with a dying lawn, many people simply spread some new seeds and hope they start growing. This isn’t very effective because grass seeds need to be deep in the ground to germinate. That’s why overseeding is the better strategy. The more seeds you throw out, the better the chances are that enough of them will start to grow.

However, if you don’t have a way to force the seeds into the earth, this method still isn’t the best choice. That’s why people typically combine overseeding with aeration, which is the process of pulling plugs of dirt out of the ground to ventilate it. When you overseed after this procedure, the seeds fall into the newly created holes, making them more likely to get deep enough to germinate properly.

Slit Seeding

The other option, slit seeding, is similar but streamlines the process a bit. Instead of creating holes that you spread seeds into after, this method uses a device that slices open the soil while directly dropping the seeds into the slits.

Even though this process is much more efficient, it takes much longer to implement fully, which is why many people go for the previous option. However, slit seeding is a much better choice for lawns that aren’t doing too well since it guarantees that the seeds get where they need to be to germinate.

What You Can Do for Your Grass

Now that you know the key differences between slit seeding and overseeding, it’s time to decide which one you want to go with for your lawn. Regardless of which one you pick, though, you need to put in the work to ensure that the seeds get enough water to start growing. While you could go outside and water the grass every day, a better option might be to install an irrigation system that will water your lawn automatically.

If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, we can help make it happen. Here at Hernandez Lawnscape, we help many homeowners and businesses with lawn irrigation systems in Baton Rouge, LA. Even after your seeds take hold, these systems will be useful for keeping a healthy lawn for many years to come, preventing you from needing to reseed again in the future.


At Hernandez Lawnscape, your satisfaction is our highest priority. We want our clients to be 100% satisfied with every project and service that offer.

To ensure this level of satisfaction, we offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are ever not 100% Satisfied with our work, simply contact us and we will make it right Free of Charge. That’s how sure we are that you will love the work we do.



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Jamie W.

Jamie W.

"I approached Mr. Hernandez several years ago (2014?) whenever I saw the detailed work he was doing at my neighbor's house. After talking with him for just a minute, I felt confident that his business was right for me. Since that day, he has been maintaining my lawn and my grandmother's, and a couple of years ago he began maintaining my parents' property, as well. ... I could not be more pleased with Hernandez Lawnscape. Excellent service all around...5 stars!"

Sonya Aydell

Sonya Aydell

“They have provided lawn care for us for about three years. We couldn’t ask for better workers. They always go a step beyond what I expect and consistently provide excellent service. Mr. Hernandez is honest and trustworthy and provides strong leadership for his company. I highly recommend his company.”

Raul Zarazua

Raul Zarazua

"I have been using them for over 5 years. They are honest, responsible and good people to work with. Mr. Hernandez is always fair and follows through with his projects."

Mary Lynn

Mary Lynn

"Gerrardo Has been 100% reliable and does a great job on my lawn!"

Charlene Diaz

Charlene Diaz

"I have been using Hernandez Landscaping for a few years now and he always does a great job!! Highly recommend!!"

Josue Lopez

Josue Lopez

"Mr. Hernandez has done an incredible job. He has served my family and I landscaping needs for a long time now. If you are looking to keep a well manicured lawn, this is the company for you. I absolutely recommend them. Thank you Mr. Hernandez for all you do."

Christy Reeves

Christy Reeves

"We used Hernandez Lawnscape to clean up our lawn after the winter months and provide regular maintenance for our yard. They were outstanding. Very responsive and thorough. But the value was also outstanding. A fair price for the work. I like that they take a lot of pride in their work and want to be sure the customer is happy. I am very pleased and will continue to use them for as long as they maintain this high quality workmanship."


Glen Kirby

"Crew showed up when they were supposed to. They have a lot of knowledge about plants and did a great job trimming and cleaning up our flower beds. They also trimmed out trees and cleaned up the mess quite well. I am very happy with their work and the conversations we have had. They had quoted me an extremely fair price for the work they were to do and they did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this company for all your landscaping needs!"

Our Service Area

Hernandez Lawnscape services Denham Springs, Baton Rouge, and the Surrounding Areas. Unsure if we service your area? Give us a call and speak with one of our expert staff. They will be glad to check your address, and if you are in our area, schedule service for any of your lawn care needs!

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