How to plant grass

March 22, 2012

If you have a big front yard you should learn how to plant grass because during the hot season the grass tends to dry and turn yellow and you need to know how to replace it. This is good also for when you remove a tree or a bush and you want to cover that place with grass. It does not matter what method you use for growing grass because it is easy either way. The most important thing when planting grass is preparing the soil. Anyone can do it and if you take care of your grass you will be able to enjoy it for a very long time. Here is how to plant grass on your own.

  • Before you do anything decide which type of grass you want to plant on your lawn. Take a look at your lawn and then go to the garden center and pick the one which looks similar to the one you have at home. One the back of the package it is mentioned the type of grass and the color.
  • After you have found the right grass for you it is time to plant it. What you have to do is clear the area where you want to plant the seeds. Remove all the damaged grass or roots that can get in the way.
  • The next step is preparing the soil for the seeds. Add rich soil over the normal one and also add some compost in order to help the seeds develop. By doing this the water will remain longer in the soil thus keeping the grass greener for long periods of time.
  • If you have a big lawn you should ask your neighbor or go to a farm and borrow a power cultivator in order to loosen the soil. If you have a small area you can do it by hand with a hoe.
  • Now that you have prepared the soil you can add the seeds. There is no standard way to plant the seeds, you have to read the back of the package.
  • When you are done cover them with soil and add a thin layer of straws over it.
  • Water the lawn every day once in the morning and once in the evening. To make you job easier use a sprinkler.
  • You will see new grass growing in just two weeks if you follow the instructions on the package.

Take care of your lawn and one way to do so is by learning how to plant grass because during the hot season grass tends to dry and you need to replace it.

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