Mowing the lawn regularly causes the loss of soil nutrients that are essential for a good lawn. That’s the reason why feeding the lawn well and keeping the acidity level of the soil at the right level is important. This way, you will always have good soil and your lawn will be greener and more attractive. However, to get the beautiful green lawn of your dreams, it is also essential to prepare the soil well to avoid weeds and to use moowy grass seed for a perfect seeding. Here are some steps to follow to get the perfect seeding.
Tilling the soil and improving it
Before starting to plow the soil, it is essential to mark out the area to be sown with a spade. The soil should be ploughed to a depth of 15 to 20 cm using a spade or a tiller. Take care to remove weeds with their roots, remove stones, refine and loosen the soil. And if you want to install an automatic watering system, this is the time to do it, to avoid having to undo the lawn later.
Raking the soil while incorporating humus, manure, topsoil or compost effectively improves soil quality. Sandy soil will have more body, heavy soil will be more aerated and light soil will retain water better. The soil should then be allowed to rest. This step called false seeding is necessary to have weed free soil. The weed seeds will have germinated into young shoots in about 21 days and can be removed by hoeing.
Leveling the soil and seeding the lawn
Crush clods of soil with a shovel or claw. Level the surface with a rake to remove dry grass and remaining stones. Then use a lawn roller to pack the soil so that the seeds settle into firm soil.
Rake the surface of the soil a few millimeters to help the seeds stick to the soil. Sow the seeds with a drill or broadcast evenly. Make two cross passes to ensure a better distribution of the seeds. It is recommended to put 30 g of grass seed per square meter.
Watering the soil
Finish the seeding of the lawn by watering the soil abundantly in fine rain. This operation must be repeated regularly, until the seeds have emerged. The following weeks are very crucial, because they will determine the future beauty of your lawn. You must therefore make sure that the soil always remains moist, either by rainfall or by programmed or manual watering.