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Old 03-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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I it better to cover grass seed with newspaper or dirt when seeding initially?


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Old 03-04-2011, 07:13 PM   #2
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I generally rake it in lightly---straw will help keep the seed from washing away in the rain.

I wouldn't use newspaper---I think that would smother the little sprouts.


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Originally Posted by debrobin1 View Post
I it better to cover grass seed with newspaper or dirt when seeding initially?
Newspaper is good for killing grass, seriously, you lay it down to kill grass like for a new flower bed.

What works the vey best:

1. Work up the top several inches of soil, well.
2. Spread a generous almot of peat moss.
3.Work it in the top couple inces of soil.
4. Sprinkle on grass seed.
5. cover with more peat 1/4 to 1/2"
6 stir gently.
7. Water - make sure the peat all gets wet. It is a little messier but easier to wet it ask you go.
8. Keep it wet but not flooded untill it is fully established.
9. water on a regular basis the first season
10. Wait a good month after planting till you mow, let it get long.

Buy quality seed that is appropriate for the area e.g. sun tolerant, shade tolerant.

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