While seeding the entire lawn mow the lawn short. This provides the sprinkled seeds space to
reach the soil. Now if the soil is extremely hard the possibility of germination is less. So loosen
the soil. Apply a good organic material on the soil. Select a new variety of seeds, which resists
insects and can stand drought. Sprinkle seeds by hand, a mechanical seeder or a broadcast
seeder. The sprinkling must be even. Avoid seeding on a windy day or it will blow to one side of
the field. The fertilizer to be added must be low in nitrogen, which avoids burning and more in
phosphorus, which enhances root development. Over the sprinkled seeds put a thin layer of
compost. Keep the seed moist. Hydro seeding means that a professional company sprinkles the
grass seed and mulch mix on the lawn and only watering has to be done. This is an easier but
The areas in which seeds are sprinkled are to be kept moist at all times till the seed germinates.
Intimidate birds from these areas by using a red flash tape. Maintain a thin film of organic matter
(eg. Manure) over the area. Cover the bare area with plastic sheets placing some stones at the
edges till little shoots grow upto 1″. Soon the fresh grass will mix with the old grass. Due to
raking some existing grass gets removed but it is substituted by new grass.
One of the most important decisions concerning the lawn is the type of grass seed to spread.
Period Suppose the lawn has bare areas, a brown patch or is getting thin it is time to reseed.
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