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Step 5: Planting Your New Lawn

Planting Your Lawn

There are four methods to planting a new lawn: Sod, Seed, Sprigs, and Plugs.    
Sod
Apply a starter fertilizer high in phosphorus, such as 2:1:1 or 1… Read more »

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Step 6: Caring for Your New Lawn

Caring for Your New Lawn

You have put a lot of work into creating a new lawn, so don’t forget the most important step.  Plan for watering needs before you plant your lawn. … Read more »

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Step 7. Prepare the Surface and Overseed It

Planting Your Lawn

Before you begin, choose the seed that is best for your geographical area and buy the amount you need to cover the size of your lawn.
You have several tool op… Read more »

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Choosing the Right Grass

There are approximately 10,000 grass species in the world. Only about 50 can make a good lawn!]

Do not buy seed on impulse! Choosing the right grass for your lawn can make the difference between having a low-maintenance, environmentally-friendly… Read more »

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Starting From Scratch—Planting a New Lawn

Beautiful lawn

You may have moved into a new construction home with dirt for a front yard or you may have a lawn suffering from acute soil compaction, rampant weed problem… Read more »

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How Much Seed to Use When Overseeding

Planting a new lawn—step-by-step

Seed Type
Pounds* per 1,000-square feet

Bluegrass
1 to 2

Tall fescue
4

Perennial ryegrass
4

Fine fescue 2
2

*Note: some experts recommend exceeding these… Read more »

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Seed Storage

Seed Storage

Read more »While unused grass seed may remain viable for years, its rate of germination will decrease over time.  Be sure to keep seed stored in a cool, dry environm

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