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Some Thoughts on Grass Seeding

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

When you begin considering grass seeding for the upcoming year, there are some basic principles that you should keep in mind to ensure a lush, green lawn in the spring. For example, do you know the proper way for spreading your grass seeding? Or how much to water?

Today, we will take a look at a few of the things you should keep in mind as you spread and treat your seed. These are simple reminders, but they can save you both time and money in the long run.

Grass seeding is not a complicated process. You should be able to spread seed in the course of one afternoon. But it is important that you pay attention to some simple techniques for doing the job right.

There's nothing more frustrating that spending time and money on quality grass seeding, only to find out later that you did not spread or water your grass seeding correctly. That is a terrible surprise to get in the spring
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Ideas to Keep in Mind When Grass Seeding:
  • Choose the Grass Seeding. It is always a good idea to check with your local hardware professional about the right grass seeding for your area and conditions. This will keep you from trying to grow grass that is improper for your particular environment.
  • Aerating Properly. One of the most important parts of the grass seeding process is aerating. Prepare your yard by using an aerating machine or aerating sandals to punch grass seeding holes that give provide support and protection.
  • Watering Properly. The grass seeding process is complete when you apply healthy doses of water to your lawn. Take care not to over-water, which will drown the seedlings. Apply enough water to thoroughly wet the area without having standing water. Water early in the morning for best results.


About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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