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5 Measures To Reseeding The Grass

By Ariana Rhew

Step 1 – Preparation Work

Your lawn will demand to be raked completely before any seeds are planted. This will support to pinpoint any regions that are in certain need of reseeding, as well as eliminate the thatch build up and any other surface resources. Use a solid broom rake for the first round, covering the complete lawn with even strokes. The smooth teeth of the broom rake will capture leaves, rocks and twigs. After using the broom rake grab a double-duty or multi-use rake to de-thatch the lawn. This elimination will make the bare and patchy spots very visible, allowing you to get the best seed coverage and penetration.

Step 2 – Obtaining the Ground Ready

Now that you can see the clean spots, the soil requires to be loosened and fertilized. Dig down 1 to 6 inches with a cultivator – the more traffic that flows through the location, the deeper you’ll need to loosen. For hefty traffic patches mix in peat moss to preserve great drainage. Once the soil has been loosened it’s time to add fertilizer. Use a type and amount that suits your soil conditions and the exposure of the lawn. Rake the loose and fertilized soil flat.

Step 3 – Time to Distribute the Seed

With a high quality seed that is made for the ailments of your lawn (for shade, sun, slopes, etc.), spread the seed by hand. Coverage should be even but light – too much seed is wasteful and won’t produce a thicker lawn. Once the seed is spread, lightly mist the area with your hose.

Step 4 – Protective Level

For protection and to speed up germination, spread a layer of clear polyethylene plastic sheets on top of the reseeded area. Ponder down the sheets with rocks or other little, large objects around the edge. This protective layer also acts as a humidity retainer, reducing the need to regularly water for those first several days.

Step 5 – Seedlings Need Water

When you see the seedlings sprouting through the soil eliminate the plastic. Otherwise, the protection will end up stifling growth. With the sheets off, be confident to lightly mist the soil two or three times per day until the seedlings reach a height of 1 inch. After that weekly watering is required until the grass is 3 inches tall.

Complete these five simple steps to enjoy a entire, nutritious lawn come springtime.

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