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Planting the right grass seed for your lawn can
be confusing given the large selection of brands, vendors, and turf grass types
available. The type of lawn you want will ultimately decide the seed
mixture that's best for you.
main decision you have when selecting grass seed is whether you want a luxury
lawn or a utility lawn. If there is steady traffic on the lawn, then
yours is a utility lawn.
It must be able to withstand
constant wear and tear of the average household. Seed for this type of
lawn is predominantly a broad leaved grass.
If you desire the elegant look of
a luxury lawn, your seed will be composed of fine leaved compact grasses.
Before buying any seed mixtures, find out what
types of grass seed to grow in your planting zones. Other factors to consider when selecting a
seed mixture for
your lawn is the level of maintenance you are planning. Will your lawn be
irrigated or non-irrigated? Consider how much shade or sun your lawn gets. If
you have heavy shade covering your lawn, it may be worthwhile to plant shade
Getting Your Lawn Site Ready For
Planting Grass Seed
There are seven stages that go into lawn
preparation, each one just as important as the next:
Once these stages are complete, your lawn will
be ready for sowing your chosen seed. Just one more thing before planting seed... make sure the conditions are right for sowing. The soil should be
moist, and the weather mild and without wind. It's also ideal to have rain in
Calculate the area
of your lawn and buy the approximate weight of seed you need. When
planting seed, allow for a sowing rate of 1½ ounce per square yard.
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Of course, the wonderful results (depending how
you look at it) of planting a terrific stand of seed is... you get to mow
the grass! Did you know certain grasses will dull your lawn mower blades?
This can make your yard look "brown" the next day.
With all the efforts you put into planting seed and new lawn care, that's definitely not the outcome you want! Find
out the smart way to care for your lawn
mower blades... and keep your grass growing green and strong.