Should I put grass seed under topsoil? Grass seed is best planted at a depth of about ⅛ inch to ¼ inch below the surface. Many think that putting topsoil over the seeds would protect it, but in fact, that will actually suffocate the seedlings rather than doing any good. We suggest that straw, hay, or any other type of mulching material be used.
Do you need to till soil before grass seed?
Tilling and properly preparing soil before seeding increases the chances of a healthy, lush new lawn. Tilling also allows better aeration and nutrient absorption for the seeds and young sprouts, bettering the chances of growth than if the yard was reseeded without tilling.
Will grass seed grow on top of top soil?
A common question that we get asked is “will grass seed germinate on the surface of the soil?” The simple answer to this is yes. In fact, it's important not to bury your seed because the young grass shoots cannot break through if there is too much soil on top of them.
How do I prepare my soil for grass?
Do you put grass seed down first or fertilizer?
You can plant grass seed immediately after applying fertilizer. Please make sure there is no weed preventer in the fertilizer, as this will also prevent the grass seed from germinating.
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Can I put grass seed and fertilizer down at the same time?
When seeding a lawn, you should never apply the fertilizer and seed together. This can cause an uneven distribution of the materials resulting in patchy areas or seedlings burned by excess fertilizer. It is best to spread the fertilizer just prior to planting the seed.
How long after seeding Should I fertilize?
At about 4 to 6 weeks after the seed germinates fertilize the lawn with a high quality turf fertilizer that is predominantly nitrogen. Once turf is 4 to 6 weeks old or older, nitrogen is the most important nutrient for a healthy, attractive stand of grass.
Should I Overseed before rain?
Overseeding before rain can result in a fine line being drawn between something that will benefit the result of a fall seeding and something that will wash all of your fescue seed away. Some rain is good for lawns, including when they have just been seeding.