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Grab a beer and learn how to painlessly seed your lawn this spring so you’ll have a great looking yard all through the summer.  We’ll talk you through selecting the right kit and picking up the necessary equipment — which is easier and cheap than ever thanks to modern “lawn kits.”  (Podcast Download)

 

3 Responses to One Beer Projects: Seeding Your Lawn For The Spring

  1. Kelley Nelson says:

    Hey guys,

    Where was this post in August? 🙂

    The fall is the best time to start new grass. I know lots of people equate spring with planting time, but a lot of grass planted in the spring will be killed by the heat of July. Young grass can endure a cold winter a lot better than a hot summer.

    Enough nit-picking though, let me share a tip to getting good germination of your seed. Buy a sprinkler timer. The top layer of soil needs to stay moist for the first two weeks to get good germination. I set up a sprinker timer that would water my grass for 15 minutes, three times a day. I think I set it to water at 5am, 10am and 3pm.

    The timer is a good way to save on your water bill. I water at 5am when the sun will not evaporate the water before it can be absorbed into the soil. I don’t get out of bed though, I just set the timer to start up at 5 and stop after whatever length of time I prefer.

    You can get decent programmable timers from Ray Padula for about 20 bucks. I did have one of those go bad, but it was replaced under warranty. Nicer Gilmour timers are available at Lowe’s.

  2. Chuck Cage says:

    Here in Texas we often plant rye grass for the winter, then re-seed in the spring to assure good coverage before onset of nuclear summer heat.

    Good stuff, re: programmable timers. We totally forgot to mention it because Sean and I both have sprinkler systems. Thanks for the catch!

  3. Kelley Nelson says:

    Ah, I forgot to take into account the warm season grasses 😉 Actually I should have realized that when you mentioned St. Augustine grass.

    Love the blog, thanks –

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