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Essential Tips You Need To Know Before Sowing Seeds

There are many different lawn seed mixtures available, for hot sunny environments, semi-shady sites, and for areas which will get very hard wear. Naturally, the finer the grass, the more expensive it is going to be to buy.

Where the appearance of the lawn is not a priority as it will be subject to wear from children and animals or general traffic, a good hard wearing mixture is highly recommended. This type of grass will be close growing than finer mixtures and will require less mowing. It will need watching to prevent weeds establishing themselves and spreading through the grass.

A fine mixture on the other hand will probably contain Fescues and Brown-top only and will produce closely knit turf, consisting mainly of grass with round, wiry blades. The creeping and coarser grasses have flat, wide blades. It will need cutting at least twice a week, but will produce first class lawn.

Finer grasses do best on sandy, well drained soil, and stand up to draught slightly better whereas course grass will do best on slightly heavy soils. Both of these will not really do well on heavy soil which has inadequate drainage such as clay soil. If you do have clay soil, it is best to lay down a drainage system first before laying down a new lawn.

Heavy shade is also a problem and it must be accepted that in such conditions grass is not going to do very well and will probably need fairly frequent resowing and patching each year. Pao nemoralis grows better than most grasses in the shade, though even this tends to die out in the end.

The best times to sow seeds is in spring. Choose a fine still day, when the soil is neither wet nor very dry for sowing. Marking out the area in square yards beforehand will make it easier to lay the seeds down if doing by hand. This can be done easily with lengths of string, or one can use a wooden frame of one square yard in areas that are quite small. This makes sowing seeds by hands very easy and very accurate too.

If you have a much larger area to sow, it may be best to buy a wheeled distributor for seed sowing. Be careful when using a distributor for sowing that no gaps are left between the seeded rows or that the sections do not overlap. After sowing, rake the soil lightly.

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