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How to landscape new construction

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Can I just throw grass seed down on existing lawn?

When you just sprinkle grass seed on an existing lawn, it ends up just sitting atop of the soil and a lot of it may never germinate. Then homeowners end up asking the question, why can't I get my grass to grow? In reality, the best practice is to have lawn aeration performed followed by overseeding the lawn.

How do you reseed a dead yard?

How to Replant a Lawn
  1. Clear the area. Kill weeds and any remaining poor-looking grass with a non-selective herbicide about 2 weeks before you want to seed your lawn.
  2. Prep for success.
  3. Select your grass seed.
  4. Spread your grass seed.
  5. Feed for growth.
  6. Water daily.

Should grass seed be buried?

Once you finish spreading the seed, use a rake to lightly work it into the soil at a depth of about 1/4 inch. Don't bury the seeds any deeper; grass seed needs adequate light to germinate quickly. After raking, pass over the area with a roller, which helps ensure the good seed-to-soil contact your new seed needs.

Why is my grass seed not growing after 2 weeks?

The main reason grass seed doesn't germinate quickly during the spring months is cool and wet weather. Grass seed that is planted in soil temperatures below 50°F often will not grow. For the soil temperatures to reach 50°F you need 7-10 days of air temperatures to reach over 60°F.

Will grass seed grow on top of dirt?

Grass seed is surface sown, meaning lays and roots on top of the soil, so it does not need to be buried. It's usually broadcast over the ground with a hand or rotary spreader. In order for that seed to sprout, it needs good soil contact, which makes soil quality a major factor in growing a healthy, uniform lawn.

What are the 7 steps to landscape design?

  1. Step 1: Plan a Landscape Project. Like any home project, planning is one of the most important aspects of re-landscaping your yard.
  2. Step 2: Remove the Lawn.
  3. Step 3: Install Hardscape.
  4. Step 4: Build a Healthy Soil.
  5. Step 5: Install an Irrigation System.
  6. Step 6: Purchase & Install Plants.
  7. Step 7: Water Efficiently.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you prepare land for landscaping?

Unless you're starting with a bare patch of dirt, the first soil preparation step is to remove the existing vegetation in the area you hope to re-plant, so you have a clean slate to work with. Start by removing larger things like shrubs or stumps, then move on to grass and weed removal.

How to landscape new construction

Start by visualizing how you want your lot to look. Take a walk around your new property and sketch what you see. Don't worry about your art skills; this is for 

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