How To Germinate Lawn Seed
A lawn worker describes how to prepare an area for seeding by raking, how to seed the grass, and how to properly water the area so that the grass may begin to grow.
Hi. I'm Mike, and this is Dan, and we are from the Lawn Company. We have a wealth of looking after lawns, large and small.
We are going to show you some handy tips on how to care for your lawn. I'm going to show you how to germinate lawn seed. We've just picked ourselves a plot, about one square meter.
It's very important to ensure that the ground is nicely firm underneath. We don't want it to be compacted. This is a technique called heeling and toeing.
Just keep your feet together and just apply your normal body weight to the area. Then, with a poly rake, just go over it, just gently get rid of the foot marks. With your grass seed, you ought to be applying between about 28 to 35 grams per square meter over this area.
That's really a pretty good handful. Just apply the seed evenly. If you want to, there isn't any harm in applying an equal amount of seed over the other way.
Now, from a visual, that's pretty much about right. Then, with your saw rake or your poly rake, just really gently work that seed into the surface. This'll stop those birds getting at it.
And then, just as a final offering, give the surface a really light little tap just to firm them in. Then the next stage is watering the area you've just reseeded. What we don't want to do is to really flood the surface for too long with water.
It's a real little and often kind of job. Water the area daily, and don't forget it's always the surface of the lawn that crusts off the first. .