Spring : Steps for Seeding or Sodding a New Lawn

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Initial preparation is the most important step!

  1. Prepare seed bed with 4” – 6” of soil
    • Deluxe garden soil
    • Blended soil or
    • A combination of the above with,
      • Premium mix
      • Fish compost
      • Soil amender
      • Fine or medium sand
  2. Level, grade and roll
    • Roll in both directions
    • Fill in low spots, roll again
  3. Spread ‘Turf Starter’ fertilizer
    • ½ in one direction
    • second ½ in other direction
    • lightly rake in
  4.  Seeding (or sod)
    • Spread ½ the amount of seed in one direction and the balance in the other direction
    • Use the back (round) end of a fan rake to press seed onto surface to ensure good contact
  5. Water
    • Keep seed bed moist. Avoid puddling

 Germination should take place in 7–10 days, conditions permitting.