A Homeowner's Resource For Planting Grass Seed

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The great feeling of seeing a beautiful, lush lawn grow makes the hard work you put into it well worth it. Because of this, you should be proactive about seeding and caring for your lawn so that you can reap the benefits over the years. Learning to seed your lawn will take some strategy and experience. Some quality tips for seeding the lawn are explained below, so read on and use these strategies to get a resplendent, green, glorious lawn. 

Put Time And Energy Into The Soil First

While some serious time and effort goes into planting the right grass, you will get the best results when you properly manage the soil. The best way to go about this is by having your soil thoroughly analyzed so you know what nutrients it has in abundance and which nutrients it will need more of. Further, go through your yard and make sure that you get rid of all debris, such as rocks, pebbles, and hard soil. Use a rake to even out the lawn as much as possible, so that the soil is prepared for the new grass seed.

Keep Seasonal Factors In Mind

You can plant grass at any time of the year, but the time of year and weather will largely dictate the way you maintain it afterward. For example, the warm weather months dictate that you water your lawn a lot more and that you must contend with weeds throughout the season. In the fall, you will experience speedy growth with your seeds and will not have to water the grass as much. The time of year that you choose is completely a matter of preference, but always be mindful of the implications that come with it.

Learn How To Over-seed Your Lawn

If you want your lawn to thrive for years, you should learn how to over-seed it. Over seeding means to continuously plant new grass seed over grass that is already mature and healthy. This will allow you to continuously reap excellent growth with your lawn and will prevent you from dealing with losses throughout season changes. Grass life cycles last between 45 and 60 days, so continuously adding fresh seed will keep your lawn thick and vibrant.

Follow these three guidelines and you will be able get the most out of the seed that you plant for your lawn. For any further help, reach out to a lawn and garden expert like the California Sod Center

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