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Lawn renovation

From eNews, September 11, 2008

If your lawn needs repair, mid-August through about mid-September is the best time of the year to do some overseeding. The soil is warm, and the seeds can germinate well before winter hits--and without having to compete against the weedy annual grasses, like crabgrass.

University of Minnesota grass expert Bob Mugaas shows the best way to overseed your lawn on two University News Service videos; watch them. Or read the transcript.