Planting a lawn from seed is a difficult process. It takes patience, good weather, plenty of water and some luck. Northeast Building Supply in Cornwall Bridge, Conn., has all your lawn supplies.
Check your soil
When you want to grow grass from scratch, the first thing you need to do is check or test your soil, see how moist it is, and how much water and fertilizer is required for planting.
Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
These nutrients are present in any fertilizer and will help a new lawn grow. Getting the correct proportions for the lawn you are planting is a question for a lawn and garden professional.
Sowing the seeds
Purchase seeds that are organic since all fertilizers have the nutrients needed to begin germination. Plant seeds in a straight line so there is a formation, Straight lines can be formed with a pitchfork.
After seeds are planted, it’s vital that adequate water be applied so all the nutrients from the fertilizer is absorbed into the ground.
You can buy variety of grass seed. Each seed has its own season. Following are the various types of seed according to its preferred growing season.
Bahia grass seed
Well known as a low-maintenance lawn.
Bermuda grass seed
Even in drought or hot and dry climates, this grass grows without problems. Used primarily for athletic fields and golf courses.
Buffalo Grass seed
A mixture of bahia and bermuda, it requires minimal maintenance and can tolerate cold weather.
Carpet grass seed
As the name suggests, it feels like a carpet. It has a thin, soft texture but is strong and firm.
Grows slowly and is low maintenance. Rarely needs to be mowed.
This grass is used in areas where it is difficult to mow.
Bent grass seed
This type of grass is grown in high-end residential areas and commercial buildings with garden rooftops. Very thin and smooth but costly to maintain.
Blue Grass seed
Mostly planted in children’s parks and private gardens. A common grass.
Fescue grass seed
This type of grass grows into a thicker and taller lawn when compared to other grasses.
Rye grass seed
Mixed with other grass seed to control erosion.
Wildflower Lawn Mix Seed
A mixture of a variety of grass seeds, depending on which wildflowers and clovers grow. A high-maintenance grass since weeds might grow along with the wildflowers.