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growing grass from seed

Posted by biz_nesswoman California (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 27, 11 at 19:46

My back yard is a mess. It is all weeds and I want to lay grass seed to make the grass grow. I can't really rototiller the yard because my yard is at an angle for drainage there is rock in the soil. So can anyone tell me the cheapest way to accomplish getting grass to grow and getting the weeds gone????

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RE: growing grass from seed

1) Spray yard with "round-up" then after 10+ days & use rake to break surface of soil Apply seed at 6-10 pounds per 1000 square feet (check with local garden cewnter for low maintance varitey for your area) rake soil to cover seed lightly..... keep area watered (damp) 3-4 times a day till graas is up then once a day....mow after grass after reachs 3-4 inches (mow level to 2 inches)

RE: growing grass from seed

Unless your garden soil is quite sandy(unlikely in California) the removing of the dead weeds with a rake, plus loosing the soil enough for seeds to get a start is going to be more work than you may think. I would look into hiring a local handy man to rototil your yard. Agree on the cost before starting. Al

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