Planting a Lawn
So I've just moved to a new community, a new home and finding new friends. I moved in October and my grass had just been laid, fertilized, handled with professional care. It was beautiful... the soil and grass has sunk in a bit now to where everything is more level. Watching the grass go from brown in the dead of our Texas winter to the new born green now that spring is here is fun to watch. BUT what now? I've called a local landscaper to help me out. He will mow and weed of course but I need a little more advice! This guy also put up my Christmas lights - one fee for using his lights, placing them on my high elevation, and removal. It was awesome! Hoping that my lawn will magically glow just as my lights did in a few months from now! Yay for Jose!
COME ON SPRING!
Here's some advice I found:
l Have your yard soil tested for acidity and fertility. If the pH levels are below 7, you’ll need to add lime to your soil as well as a nitrogen-based fertilizer. Consult with the local Cooperative Extension Service office to find out the optimal grasses for your local conditions. l If you live in most regions of the United States (that is, anywhere but the South), you’ll want to seed cool-season grasses in late summer or early fall. l If you live in the South, the time to seed is spring or summer, using warm-season grasses. l Typically reserved for warm-season grasses, sprigging and plugging are used for grasses for which seed is not widely available. l Sodding is the other option. Sodded lawns can be used much sooner than with other options and is better used on sloping lawns as heavy rains can wash seed, sprigs and plugs downhill.