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"The world belongs to the energetic." - Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote

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Seeding Project Sept-Oct 2014

In lawn care, one of the great mysteries is how to grow a lawn from seed. It is not difficult even in situations that are not necessarily ideal.

On Sept 8th, I decided to plant some grass between a couple of bed of garlic that had been planted earlier. The 2 garlic beds have some mesh placed over them to keep the squirrels from digging in the beds.

The soil here is quite gravelly. The second series of photos a few weeks later will show the extent of the gravel

The pathways that were to be seeded were quite compacted. So I just took a hoe and made some shallow scratchings in the soil. They were about 3- 4 inches apart. The soil from the hoe also fell onto the hardened pathway as well.
Then I seeded the pathways with our Seed and Feed product. This contains a good mixture of grass seed that is suitable for sun or shade and also contains a high percentage of organic matter to help the seed stay moist and also provides a bit of nutrition for the germinating seedlings.

 Now these next 3  photos are taken 15 days after the seed was initially scattered on the ground.
 Here you can see all the gravel that is in the pathway. Not an ideal soil for a lawn.
You can also see the pattern of the scratch marks made by the hoe. The seed of course grew better in the bottom of the scruffings as there is more moisture there.

Then I seeded the pathways with our Seed and Feed product. This contains a good mixture of grass seed that is suitable for sun or shade and also contains a high percentage of organic matter to help the seed stay moist and also provides a bit of nutrition for the germinating seedlings.

Now here are some photos taken 7 weeks after seeding. It was a frosty morning and the camera may have been a bit fogged up. But you can see how nicely the grass has filled in.


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Mini Slit Seeding

Some equipment companies and some lawn companies tout the benefits of slit seeding as a way to overseed thin and bare spots in the lawn.

We had some work done in our lawn. A trench was dug and filled in. As a result, there was a patch of lawn that was nothing but mud.
The soil was packed pretty hard there with the rain and with tamping it down to reduce settling.

So the one thing that was handy was a spade.

So I took the spade and sunk it an inch or two into the hard clay, sprinkles some grass seed and kept it moist by watering twice a day.
You can see in this photo above where the seeds have started to sprout in the straight lines made by the spade. There are also some holes made a few days later with a grass stitcher. A grass stitcher is a tool that makes holes in the soil.
You can see that the seed in the slits is coming up nicely, with the seed in the grass stitcher holes just a bit behind.
Here the seeds in the slits are much more developed- but they are very obviously in the slit made by the spade.

For small area, making a few slits in the soil with a spade or shovel is one way to keep the seeds from drying out and therefore more likely to germinate well. Not well suited to large areas but an easy way to remedy small areas with little or no grass.

For large areas the easiest is to aerate and then overseed. 

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