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I just dug up an old tree stump that was in a yard and now theres a big hole.Can i just throw grass seed in the hole and cover it back up with dirt or is there a certain way of planting grass seed?

Don’t cover the seed. Put the dirt in first, throw the seed on top, and pressing the soil to make good contact.

Grass seed needs light to germinate, and if it’s buried completely, nothing will happen until the soil is disturbed, or washed off enough that light gets to the seeds.



How long should I wait until I start raking leaves off my lawn after I just planted fresh grass seed? I planted the seed about a week ago, but there are a lot of tress in my yard, so its starting to cover the lawn…. When would it be OK to start raking them off? I also have a blower, but I assume it would not be good to use that just yet because I dont want to blow the seeds off/away. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.
-John
Won’t leaves block sunlight though from hitting the seeds/ground?

A thin layer of leaves over your newly planted grass seed is a plus. It will keep heat and moisture in the seeds for sprouting purposes. In fall leaves are put over some of the garden projects like a mulch to help keep warmth in the roots. Then the leaves are removed in the spring and put into the compose pile.



Filed Under (Birmingham) by admin on 18-10-2013

My yard is of a sandy nature. Is there a grass seed for such soil and can it be planted in the early fall?

YOU CAN PLANT GRASS SEED ANY TIME OF THE YEAR UNLESS IT’S FROZEN OUT, OBVIOUSLY. THE SAME GOES FOR SOD. I LIVE IN A SIMILAR AREA. I WOULD PERSONALLY USE REGULAR GRASS SEED RATHER THAN RYE. USE WHAT WILL DO BEST IN SHADE OR SUN DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU HAVE. MOST ALL GRASS SEED WILL GROW IN ABOUT ANYTHING, THERE IS NO NEED FOR ALL THAT FANCY SOIL STUFF. THAT’S USUALLY A LOT OF RHETORIC FROM PEOPLE WHO HAVE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE AND HAVE ONLY READ THAT. YOU’LL JUST WANT TO WATER IT WELL AND IT WILL BE FINE. NEXT YEAR YOU WILL WANT TO START A REGULAR FERTILIZING SCHEDULE, I DO THAT ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR WITH WEED AND FEED AND WATER WELL. HAVE FUN!



Filed Under (Birmingham) by admin on 25-08-2013

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