It’s been a LONG winter. For a story to long and sad to share on such a sweet blog, I’ll just say we have to plant grass in our backyard. Again.
When the ground thawed this year, we got out the shovels and heavy metal rakes, a beautiful rental bobcat, and went to town leveling out the yard, and by my husband insistence, sculpted a pretty interesting bmx bike track along the fence line.
So, I figured, I’ll post the progress on our little turf adventure, and anyone can either learn what not to do, or actual find some helpful tips for their project.
DIY GRASS GROWING TIPS
#1) make your yard level and if possible sloped to where you want water to shed (for example, away from your house)
#2) modify your soil if necessary. (we added peat moss because our soil was very compacted, and stony
#3) water down the soil to help breakup big clumps of dirt
#5) Ignore tip number 4. Cute assistants end up making more work than necessary
#6) Make sure your hoses are connected and sprinklers can reach every area. (rotate where your hoses lay or you may get a line of no growth on your new grass)
#7) spread seeds with a seed spreader, using the correct seed for your needs and sun exposure. We planted shade mix under the tree and a sun mix in the open yard.
#8) water thoroughly and Keep All Pets and Kids OFF!
Day 1 complete.
I may be completely insane by the time this yard is safe to walk on. I’ll keep you posted.