Most of the people like to have their own green, shiny and good featured grass lawn, which cannot only make them feel enjoyable but make them feel proud also. Growing grass from seed is very cheap and healthful for your lawn. Growing grass feature depends on the climate, temperature, soil fertility, grass type and maintenance (such as mowing regularly with a mower); these are the major factor, which decides the health, color and the growth of lawn turf. Before growing grass, you have to take care about of some essential facts-
You have to search out those grass types, which grow better in your area as some grasses can grow better in north zone so as some can grow in south zone. South zone is “warm seasonal” part where heat tolerant grasses can develop such as Zoysia and Bermuda grass and on the other hand, north zone is “cool seasonal” part where those grasses can easily grow in shadier area such as Bluegrass and Rye grass.
All grasses have their different life circle in which some can live for many years while some can live only for limited time for e.g. – annual ryes and fescues live only in one season. Growing grass in early spring or late spring where ground temperature remains almost 60 degrees Fahrenheit and days are full of sunlight and nights are low temperature, this is the perfect time for growing any type of grass because it is the most favorable condition for full and fast growth of any grass.
After using these facts knowledge, you are ready for growing grass in your lawn with confidence because now you have much knowledge about your grass type and its requirements. When you are growing grass from seed then consider some useful points, which can provide you with some of the beneficial facts.
First you have to clear your lawn from all weed plants or grasses and other unsafe plants. Before growing grass, it will be beneficial if you do this work almost 8 to 10 days prior so that soil can get time for containing its fertility again and second thing is that after clearing area, weed seeds will germinate again so it can kill weed completely. You can use glyphosate indiscriminate herbicide for killing all types of weeds.
After clearing area, give water to soil and let it set then digging the soil will make the soil soft. After digging, level the area so that growing grass can be easy and leveled in your lawn.
After doing performing all above stated work, now fertilize soil with starter fertilizer so that your lawn soil can give enough nutrients to grass. You can use fertilizer spreader to spread equal and enough fertilizer all over in the soil in which you are growing grass. Soil test will be useful for deciding the fertilizers amount.
Now, spread the seed equally in your lawn for growing grass. Remember that too much seed cannot workout good for you because it will only make crowded and choking to death situation. For good sowing, use water roller or other light weighted object and push seed gently into soil and after it, spread compost mulch and at last, watering will set your grass seed in the soil.
After reaching at 6 to 8 inches height, it is the time for mowing first time in your lawn. You can buy a mower to handle this task. Always remember that delaying in mowing will give difficulty for your plan of a healthy long living growing grass because long height will cut the almost connection of soil and water/fertilizer.
Growing grass from seed is not a big deal but growing grass for luxurious feature requires some more efforts but if you go with the right methods, you can certainly make your lawn to look very attractive.