A well-maintained lawn enhances the general appearance of your house and may increase its value. Unfortunately, turfgrass can’t successfully develop and leaves your yard looking like a wasteland. Quite a few factors, such as lack of nutrients, pH level, along with the soil type, can leave your yard. You are able to plant grass seed and develop a yard that is lush, by enhancing the quality of the soil.
Samples from depleted ground at 10 places with a garden spade. Push the spade into the ground 6 to 8 inches deep. Dump the samples and mix. Wrap a pound of this soil sample in paper, mail it in an envelope into a soil analysis laboratory, and put it in a plastic bag.
Read on the soil analysis to determine what kind of soil you’ve got and its pH level. Sandy soil does not contain many nutrients and dries out quickly. Clay soil is compacted and has poor drainage. Loamy soil retains nutrients drains well and is best for turf development. The soil pH level must be between 6.0 and 7.0.
Wear a pair of work gloves, as required to adjust the pH level, and add either elemental or lime sulfur into a yard spreader. . Lime raises low pH levels, and elemental sulfur enhances high pH levels. Push the yard spreader over the ground to disperse sulfur or the lime equally. Dampen the soil lightly to shove on sulfur or the lime into the ground.
Distribute a 2-inch coating of organic material, like topsoil that is high quality or compost, over the soil. Till the area with a soil tiller 3 to 6 inches deep. The material increases the soil’s nutrient level, provides drainage and enhances aeration.
Even out the region using a garden rake, and remove any rocks or debris out of the ground. Distribute a starter mulch and work it into the soil with the garden rake.
Pour grass seed into a seed spreader. Push through the ground until the region is covered with grass seed. Cover using no longer than 1/4 inch of topsoil or mulch. Dampen the top 6 inches of soil using a garden hose adjusted into a mist setting.
Before the grass reaches about 1/2-inch high water the soil with a garden hose set on mist a day . Never let the grass seeds dry out.