Spreading grass seeds is a refreshing way to reward your interest and appreciation for green life. Besides being an excellent avenue to reduce heat in your compound, growing grasses can help you boost the appearance of home from a crude-looking patch into an exuberant green view, as expressed in many catchy landscaping photos on IG.
How do you get started with nurturing these tiny little plants? Follow the easy steps listed below and learn how to introduce lush greenness into your domestic landscape.
1. Select the Best Season to Spread Grass Seeds
As a rule of thumb with every cultivation, planting grass also involves waiting for the most appropriate time of the year when climatic factors are the most favourable to vegetable yield. Time and place are highly crucial factors since they directly affect the success of the plant. In the northern parts of America, planting during cool weather (in spring and fall) is associated with the most active growth periods for certain grass types. Grasses like perennial ryegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, and tall fescue grow well in places like Massachusetts and Wisconsin during early fall.
In the southern areas of America, however, lawn grasses like Zoysia grass, Bermuda grass, and Centipede grass do well in the warm season. These grasses are best grown in early summer than any other time in the year.
2. Select the Best Grass Seeds
Your lawn or garden can be no healthier than the grass seeds you plant in them, so to achieve the best planting results, purchase only the best grass seeds. Seeds that have been rated by the National Turf Evaluation Program, (NTEP) are the best you can ever find. Grass seeds with NTEP rating are known for their genetic modifications and enhanced bloom over ordinary varieties.
3. Prepare the Soil
With favourable weather conditions around and viable seeds at your disposal, the next step would be to prepare the soil. To do this:
· Ensure that prior to the cultivation, weed control products have not been used on the patch of land
· Loosen the top layer of the garden soil
· Get rid of debris from the area and level the soil
· Break up lumpy soil in the area
· Add nutrients to the soil
4. Plant the Seeds
Here you simply spread the seeds manually and evenly across the planting area. You can equally use a lawn spreader or mechanical seeder for bigger lawns. After spreading the seed, use a rake to cover up the seeds to a slight depth of about 1/4 inch and don’t go deeper.
5. Water Often
Water your lawn frequently but modestly. It’s better to give little water daily than to immerse your grass seeds in water once in a while.