How to Create Your Own Lawn?
A lawn can be such a key aspect of your garden. That’s why it’s very important to create your lawn in the right period and to take proper care of it. In this article, we’ll share tips on how to create your own lawn, how to take care of it, and often used products to support your lawn's growth and optimal colour. The perfect playground or the beautiful deep green lawn you've dreamed of is not that far out of reach with these tips and tricks.
When to Plant Grass Seeds?
The right moment to plant grass seeds is in spring (May to mid-June) or fall (September to early October). There’s an advantage to planting in fall because the seedlings have 2 more seasons before the grass goes through the summer. Keep in mind that the timing depends on the type of grass. There are cool-season grasses such as perennial ryegrass and tall fescue, which can be planted in spring or early fall. For warm-season grasses such as zoysia or bermudagrass, early summer is the best timing. Planting the seeds in the right period of time is essential, otherwise, the seeds may not establish, or the new grass won’t survive.
Which Grass Seeds to Choose?
It’s essential to choose a grass that is right for your location, the season, and your wishes. Consider the growing conditions in your area and the type of lawn you want. Besides that, how much sun will the lawn get? Is the spot full or partial sun? Is the lawn meant for walking, playing, or mainly decorative? These are some of the questions to ask yourself when you’re looking for a lawn.
What Fertilizer to Use for a Lawn?
In the beginning, you want to promote strong root growth, so a fertilizer to use in the early stages could be Seed & Sod starter. To provide some extra protection during the winter and burst into spring, Fall Lawn Food is the right formula. Later on, you could decide to green up your lawn by using Liquid lawn fertilizer.
How to Take Care of a Newly Planted Lawn?
In our stores, you’ll find a wide variety of lawn care products, such as grass seeds, topsoil, and moss control. The seed mixtures are defined by different types of lawns and purposes. Some mixes are perfect to fill holes in the lawn, whereas others are, for example, specifically for a playground lawn. Topsoil helps to repair damaged lawns and enriches the soil by locking down valuable minerals and nutrients. Moss control quickly controls moss in the lawn while turning the grass into a deep green colour.
Here’s a recommended shopping list for you:
- Grass seeds, please ask for advice if you’re unsure about the best fit for your situation
- Seed & sod starter
- Fall Lawn Food
- Liquid Lawn Fertilizer
- Moss control
More Advice on Creating Your Own Lawn?
Do you want some personal advice on how to create a lawn in your area? Visit one of our stores and our team will be happy to help you out with any questions you have about the right seeds, the timing of planting, watering, mowing, fertilizing, or anything else!