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Tips for Seeding a New Lawn

Tips for Seeding a New LawnMany consumers opt for the less expensive option of seeding a new lawn rather than laying new sod. We decided to write a post about tips for seeding a new lawn to help our subscribers prepare the earth and choose the proper seed. The first tip is to choose a good quality seed. Spend a few more dollars to purchase weed and disease-free lawn seed. Spending a few more dollars now will save you a great deal of money in the future. No weeds or diseases to be concerned about. The next tip is to choose the right grass type for the area in which you live. Some grasses do better in cooler climates while others are drought resistant and do well in arid climates.

Tips for Seeding a New Lawn

In addition to being adapted to where you live, is the lawn for decoration or will it receive a lot of traffic? Is there partial shading or will it have full exposure to the sun? How much tender loving care will the lawn need and do you have the time to spend on it? Read the labels to ensure that you purchase the correct lawn seed for your area and the local conditions it must tolerate.

Next, read the label and description regarding how much lawn seed you will need for your new lawn. Have your lawn measurements ready so that you purchase the proper amount of lawn seed. Note that percentages of grass types are based on the number of seeds of each type in the bag. Not all will germinate for a variety of reasons.

All lawn seeds will contain some weed seeds. These will grow and at some point, you will need to deal with these weeds growing in your lawn. the label should indicate what percentage of seeds will be from weeds. Obviously, the lower percentage you can get is better and will cost more as well. In the long run, most consumers will agree that it is better to pay a little more rather than deal with a lot of weeds in the lawn.

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