Planting your own lawn is possible. Even so, don’t be afraid to get professionals to help you with it. This can be a long and complicated process that you want to be sure goes the way you want it to. Here is a look at putting together the grass for your new lawn.
Timing is Everything
When it comes to planting your new lawn, timing is everything. Kentucky bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, and tall fescue are all cool-season grasses. Don’t worry if you missed your window to plant them back during the spring. Since fall is approaching, that is an ideal opportunity to do this task. Summer is coming to an end, so it’s time to start making your preparations. Waiting out the heat might not be the best of ideas, because you still want the soil to be soft enough to plant and warm enough to germinate something. Zoysia, centipede, and bermudagrass are best to plant in early summer, but you still have time to plant it as summer comes to an end and the next season begins.
Find the Best Seed
The next step is to find the best seed that you can. This will depend on how you live your life, what you can afford, and what the climate is like around you. You’ll also have to consider what lawn you want to have, and how well the grass will grow once it has been planted. How much sunlight or shade is available? Are your pets and family members going to walk directly on the grass, or will there be paths outlined by pavers? Figure out the answers to these questions now.
Test Out the Soil
Remember to test out the soil. You will want to know its pH levels. Getting a soil analysis performed by county officials is much easier than if you attempt to do it on your own. They will be able to provide much more accurate readings. However, some kits are available that let you get an idea of how acidic or basic your soil is.
Make It Even
Get a shovel to clear out old grass. This can be grass that is dead or still-healthy grass that you want to uproot. Get rid of rocks, twigs, or other debris that can get in the way. Stay away from the topsoil until you have the seeds down. Then you can use topsoil to protect the newly-planted seeds.
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