Are you tired of looking at that dirty area every time you look out your window or step out the door? Do you want to do something about it? Follow these simple tips for grass seeds growth that will transform your yard.
Clean Your Yard to Prepare for Grass Seeds
The first thing you have to do before you even decide on the kind of grass you want to grow is clean your yard. You can get a rake and start cleaning out the leaves that are scattered all over. Raking will break down and remove rocks. It will loosen up the soil. Once you are sure that your field is clean then continue with these how to tips for grass seeds (planting).
Now that you can look at your yard and smile, look at your garden zone map to see plants that do well in your region or state. This will help you get an idea of the grass that will grow well there. Once you have done that then search for the grass types available in that plant list.
Shopping for Grass Seeds
Once you find the grass you want to grow then go to sites that you think sell these grass seeds. A few places that I can point out are Amazon.com, EBay.com, TheGreatHardwareStore.com, Lowe’s and Acehardwaresuperstore.com. The prices for the seeds differ in each of these places. If you want to see what all these places charge, then you can go to Bizrate.com. It will list all the places that sell this product and the different prices that they charge for it.
When you order your seeds make sure that you also get crabgrass preventer. One that usually does the job is Greenview seed starter with crabgrass preventer. This will make sure that crabgrass (yellowish-green weed) does not germinate as your seeds germinate and it does not take over your lawn. You first put the Greenview seed starter with crabgrass preventer before you put your seeds. These are just some of the how to tips for grass seeds that may help you.
Guide on Planting Grass Seeds
Once you have bought all that you need, we move on to the garden/field. With your boots on and grass seeds in hand together with the crabgrass preventer you are ready to go. First apply the preventer on the entire area. Once you are sure that you have covered the whole yard you can start dropping your seeds on the ground. Don’t drop too many seeds in one place unless of course you are planning on over seeding. Now that the seeds are everywhere, you can start covering the seeds with soil. If you have mulch (grass, straw, leaves or hay) you can use it to cover once you have covered with the soil. The mulch will make sure that your seeds are covered so birds won’t eat them. It will also enable fast growth.
Maintaining Your Grass
Once you are done planting then you have to water the entire area. Water till it is deeply wet. The water will help the seeds germinate faster. After 2-3 days check to see if there is any grass emerging. If nothing is happening yet, then put back the mulch and just water it. Various seeds germinate at different times. After 3-5 days (give or take) check again and you will see grass surfacing. You can remove the mulch and reduce watering deeply once every day. Once your grass has grown then you can stop watering every day and do it every 2-3 days or 3-5 days. Following these how to tips for grass seeds maintenance will help you get the lawn you want.
As your grass grows remember that you have to mow it. Mowing will help keep your new beautiful lawn attractive and neat. It will also be safe for pets and kids. You just have to use a push reel mower or a self-propelled lawn mower to maintain your grass at a suitable height.
If you follow these “how to tips” for grass seeds, then I’m sure that your front/back yard will be all that you want to look at. After going through this guide, you can bookmark it for future use or you could leave a comment below.
- First clean your yard before you plant
- Go online to order grass seeds
- Apply crabgrass preventer to keep your lawn neat and good looking
- Drop seeds and cover them with soil and mulch then water
- Water regularly after planting, then reduce once grass grows
- Mow it once in a while when it grows
When establishing a lawn, try to avoid planting where there is standing water. This will affect the growth of your grass as the seeds may not even germinate due to excessive water. Also avoid planting where people or animals move about. As people move about and trample on the seeded areas, they may destroy the seeds. The weight may cause great pressure in the soil and the roots won’t be able to form properly when the seeds germinate.