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Monday, October 27, 2014

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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