Spring season is one of the seasons many people enjoy because it’s the start of nice temperatures where it can be enjoyed outdoors. Many trees and bushes that lost their leaves over the winter-cold weather begin to grow new leaves again and also flower in spring. This happens because the temperatures of the air and soil starts to warm up and the hours of daylight expand as the days get longer with the coming of spring. Also it’s the time to start planting grass seeds. Here are some tips on how to plant them and have a successful outcome:
- Spread the seed evenly by hand in small areas.
- Use a hand or lawn spreader or a mechanical seeder in larger properties.
- Apply about 16 seeds per square inch. Too many seeds too close together may cause seedlings to fight for room and nutrients. Some areas may have grass to be weak or thin in those areas.
Watering is critical for a perfect seeding outcome. Water twice daily (or more if conditions are extremely hot/dry). Continue watering daily until you have mowed the new grass 1-2 times. Once your new grass is set, you can go back to a normal watering routine.
The germination time for grass seed ranges from 5 to 30 days depending on the temperatures or location the seeds are planted. This is how long it will take to actually see the grass growing. Until this point, the seed, or the soil and mulch in contact with the seed, must stay moist.