Tips on Designing a Landscape Garden with Planting Grass Seed

Like any other plant, grass seedTips on Designing a Landscape Garden with Planting Grass Seed must be properly planted in order to grow. Although nothing can guarantee a perfect lawn, here are some tips that will stack the odds in your favor.

Picking the Seed 

For most places, you will want to use a mix that will thrive in both sun and shade. Read the bags carefully and choose a seed that will grow well in the conditions you have. For instance, while Kentucky Bluegrass is beautiful, it is high maintenance and a challenge to grow in some areas of the country.
Tips on Designing a Landscape Garden with Planting Grass Seed

Preparing the Soil 

Get a large quantity of fresh topsoil and spread it evenly over the area. Make sure it is at least 3 or 4 inches deep. Break up any sizable clumps. Although it’s easier if the soil remains relatively dry while you plant, don’t worry if you are interrupted by rain.    

Spreading the Seed 

Don’t spread the seed by hand. You won’t get the proper distribution and your grass will grow in clumps. For a small lawn, you can use a hand crank broadcast spreader. For larger lawns, a push spreader is ideal.
To improve the distribution, if you have enough seed, repeat the application over 2 or 3 consecutive days.
Tips on Designing a Landscape Garden with Planting Grass Seed


Once spread, use a rake to work all the seed into the soil. Keep in mind that any that remains visible will likely become birdseed.
Tamp the soil to 'lock' the seed underneath, and level as much as possible. Then water the entire area liberally. Continue watering generously on a daily basis until the grass sprouts evenly. In most cases this is 1 to 2 weeks.
Water at a time of day when the water drops on the new grass won’t burn it—generally late in the afternoon or early in the evening is the best time to water. If it rains significantly, of course, you should avoid over-watering.

When to Mow and Treat 

You don’t want to mow the new grass until it is well-established. Wait 2 to 3 weeks after the sprouts appear or until the blades are over 3 inches high.
Also avoid applying weed killer or fertilizer to newly planted grass until it is established. These chemicals can actually burn tender new plants.  

Brown Patch Repair

In an established lawn with bare or brown spots, start by digging up the browned areas. Apply more soil if needed. Treat the bare spots as if they were little patches of new lawn, and follow the above steps for seeding a lawn.
You could also purchase grass patch—a dry green foam infused with seed and fertilizer—to place over the bare patches. Simply apply and keep moist until grass sprouts.

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Grette Spadoni said...

Your post is very informative. Is it possible to use sprinklers so that the water would be distributed evenly? It seems like watering grass is very fragile but, with a sprinkler at least, the amount and distribution would be surer. What do you think?

lawn maintenance Phoenix said...

Thank you for sharing your ideas on landscaping one's very own home garden as well as useful information regarding planting grass seeds. There maybe those who consider grass as merely destructive weed but little did we know that they can add beauty to the overall appearance of our residence as long as we learn basic things about grass.

Edmond landscaping said...

Thanks for the tips!
Having a beautiful-looking lawn is one thing, but learning how to maintain its look all year-round is another. This is why learning about the proper care of your grass and lawn plants is important if you do want to keep not just a nice looking outdoor space but a healthy one as well.

power washing San Antonio said...

For those who want to have green grass all throughout the year but do not have the time to maintain it, the plastic kinds is a good alternative. If you want a great looking lawn or landscape, you may want to ask for professional advice especially if you are considering the use of plastic grass.

stump removal Council Bluffs said...

A landscape garden would really look good if green grasses are added. It can add up to the overall appearance of a lawn or garden. These tips that you have shared in planting its seed are indeed very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

car wash Aspen CO said...

These are very helpful tips in designing a landscape garden using grass seeds. A lot of homeowners who want enhance their home's curb appeal will surely find these as useful. Thanks for sharing a very informative article.

San Antonio landscaper said...

Another option you could use before planting your grass seed is to add soil or organic matter to the lawn. After seeding the lawn, it is important that light watering should be performed to keep the soil moist.