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Growing Grass from Seeds

Growing grass from scratch can be a daunting task. We can help to ensure that the grass you have planted grows fast and balanced through our lawn care program. To help you get started we share a few tips on growing grass by means of seeding.

  • Dig out the weeds with a shovel and make sure you get all the roots. Apply relevant herbicide and use a sod cutter to remove any leftover roots.
  • Have the PH level of the soil tested to ensure that you know which adjustments will be needed.
  • Use a tiller to soften and break up the soil. Growing grass in highly compacted soil will be a futile exercise.
  • Use a high phosphorus content type of fertilizer to spread it over the soil. We can also help with this process.
  • Add compost to the soil by spreading it over the loose soil. This will inoculate the soil.
  • Now work the fertilizer and compost into the soil.
  • Level the soil out by means of raking and make sure that small rocks are removed.
  • Check that there is sufficient grading for proper drainage away from the house.
  • Get a roller and do the final levelling of the soil.
  • Water the soil slightly.
  • Get a seeder and use it to spread the seeds at the recommended rate over the whole lawn area.
  • Repeat the process for a further three turns.
  • Tip- use a quarter of the bag of seeds for every seeding session.
  • Make sure you seed in a different direction every time to ensure that the seeds are spread evenly.
  • Spread a thin layer of soil over the seeds by means of lightly raking the seed area.
  • Use an empty roller to roll the surface.
  • Now use a fine spray to water the seeds.
  • Do this several times a day for the next couple of days to keep the soil moist.
  • Once the blades sprout you will have to keep watering by means of spray for a couple more days.

 

Seeding is not the easiest way for growing grass, but if you work on a budget, it will certainly work if done correctly. If you need help in getting your grass to grow well and have a stunning lawn, contact us today.

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