Lawn Seeding

Seeding lawns is a more economical alternative to sod. There are a few different ways it’s done.

Methods of Seeding lawns:

Clear, Rake, Hand Spread, Cover, Water (For homeowners with min tools or small areas):

  1. Clear the area to just dirt. Lawns cannot be planted on top of a previous lawn.
  2. Scarify soil with a thatch rake to loosen top layers of soil
  3. Spread seed out by hand like shaking out pepper or salt on a dish. Not too much, not too little and even distribution.
  4. spread a loose layer of dirt on the seeds.
  5. water and keep the earth moist (not wet) until seedlings are adults

Clear, Power Rake, Machine Spread, Cover, Water (good for medium sized seed jobs):

  1. Clear ground to just dirt. Lawns cannot be planted on top of a previous lawn.
  2. Scarify soil with a power rake to loosen top layers of soil
  3. Spread seed out like shaking out pepper or salt on a dish. Not too much, not too little and even distribution.
  4. spread a loose layer of dirt on the seeds.
  5. water and keep the earth moist (not wet) until seedlings are adults

Clear, use power seeder attachment on power rake,  Water (BEST FOR LARGE SEEDING AREAS):

  1. Clear ground to just dirt. Lawns cannot be planted on top of a previous lawn.
  2. Use a power seeder attachment on power rake to spread seed out. this machine cuts the dirt open and inserts seed to a desirable depth..
  3. water and keep the earth moist (not wet) until seedlings are adults

Clear, spread using hydroseeding (for seriously huge areas and sides of highways for erosion control)

  1. Clear ground to just dirt.
  2. Use hydroseed machine with seed suspended in moisture locking gel with dye. this is then sprayed onto soil until evenly covered

 

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