Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Landscaping & Lawn Care

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-18-2011, 11:30 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

grass seed


should I rake new top soil before planting grass seed

lay2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 12:19 AM   #2
DIY'er
 
jamiedolan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Neenah, Wisconsin, USA
Posts: 2,032
Blog Entries: 2
Default

grass seed


Quote:
Originally Posted by lay2001 View Post
should I rake new top soil before planting grass seed
Please define new.

Top 4-6"'of soil should be worked up in an ideal situation.

Never just throw out seed on an unprepared surface and expect it to grow, some will, but most won't.

Proper prep is vital to the successful planting of most anything.

__________________
Jamie Dolan - Neenah, WI
Jamie Dolan Paw Dogs
Need Help Uploading Photos? Click here.
jamiedolan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2011, 01:00 AM   #3
Too Short? Cut it Again!
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 9,635
Default

grass seed


Quote:
Originally Posted by jamiedolan View Post

Never just throw out seed on an unprepared surface and expect it to grow, some will, but most won't.

Proper prep is vital to the successful planting of most anything.
It is a good idea to rake little grooves into your prepared seed bed, spread the seed, topdress and then roll with a roller no more than half full with water to press the seed in contact with the soil.

And be patient. A good turfgrass blend will have different seed varieties that will germinate at different rates. Perrenial ryes should pop up within a week where as some bluegrasses and fescues may take 14-21 days.
user1007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone have any luck with Scotts grass seed? Piedmont Landscaping & Lawn Care 34 05-14-2013 09:20 PM
Grass Seed is Not Generic - Get the Right Blend user1007 Landscaping & Lawn Care 7 04-29-2011 12:15 PM
New grass seed planted- next steps to fix problems? skittles1984 Landscaping & Lawn Care 9 03-13-2011 10:49 AM
Grass seed questions..... Mikey Palmice Landscaping & Lawn Care 4 04-22-2009 08:00 PM
grass seed rcassidy Landscaping & Lawn Care 2 02-27-2009 06:03 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.