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SPOT SEEEDING IN 6 STEPS

Topics in this article:
Roughing soil, spreading seed, covering seed


SPOT SEEEDING IN 6 STEPS



Identify bare spots in your lawn.


Rough the top inch or so of soil. Use a long handled cultivator if you don't have or can't find a garden weasel "tm".


Scatter your seed: the sloppier you are, the more evenly distributed they seem to fall!

Timing Tips:

  • Don't spread seed if you have recently applied pre-emergent weed killer for lawns. Check the bag for timing

  • Grass seed germinates 10-14 days after the SECOND time it gets rain!

 

'Tis the season to spot seed the questionable patches of your lawn!

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"A Quick Spot Seeding"

Running time 2:50
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Use the back side of a wire rake to gently blend and smooth the area. The goal is to ensure maximum soil / seed contact.


Drop a little compost to cover it and help preserve moisture. Compst is also high in nuttrients (like nitrogen) and also micronutients imperitive to seedlings quick establishment.



Firm the area gently to s smoooth finish. It is a good idea to throw down a LIGHT layer of straw. This is to keep rainfall from pelting the bare surface and knocking your efforts asunder!

 

 

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