Green Thumbs Up: Expert Gardener Reveals the Perfect Time to Plant Grass for a Weed-Free and Beautiful Lawn this Summer!

“Gardening Guru Shares Tips on Early Lawn Care for Eager Gardeners”
Green Thumbs Up: Expert Gardener Reveals the Perfect Time to Plant Grass for a Weed-Free and Beautiful Lawn this Summer!

Spring Lawn Care Tips: How to Plant Grass Seeds

As winter fades away, many gardeners are itching to get outside and give their lawn some much-needed attention after months of grey and drizzly weather. Although it might still technically be a bit too early to sow grass seeds, you can still make it work, according to one gardening guru.

The problem with planting grass seeds this early in the year is the soil is often still too cold and wet for the seeds to thrive. That said, director of Polhill Garden Centre, Josh Novell, said it can be done right now with a few simple tricks.

โ€œPlanting grass seed in spring is possible, however, the soil is usually colder and may make the germination process slower,โ€ he told Express.co.uk.

Before anything else, gardeners must create the โ€œideal habitatโ€ for their grass seeds, which means turning over the soil. To do this, use a rake to level out the ground ready for the seeds to be added to the smooth surface. Ideally, this would be done in early autumn or late in May, but gardeners can make it work now, the seeds will just need time to โ€œbecome established.โ€

Within 10 days, the grass should have established roots, the pro said. During this time, you can protect the seeds with straw to keep pests and birds at bay, the gardening guru added.

โ€œBy planting grass seeds properly, you can help prevent weeds from growing. A dense, healthy lawn is less prone to weed infestations,โ€ he explained.

Only water freshly planted grass seeds once or twice per day until theyโ€™re fully sprouted, then reduce to weekly. You should also avoid walking over it as it first begins to sprout and grow since you could damage or kill the seeds, leaving you with a patchy lawn.

Staying off the grass is easier said than done, especially if you have kids or pets, but the results will make it worth it once summer arrives and you have a stunning lawn, the pro said.

Finally, mow your new grass once itโ€™s reached around 10cm in height and strim edges for an even, deep green garden.

In summary, planting grass seed in spring is possible, but it requires some extra care and attention. Gardeners must create the ideal habitat for their grass seeds by turning over the soil with a rake and protecting the seeds with straw. Only water freshly planted grass seeds once or twice per day until theyโ€™re fully sprouted, then reduce to weekly. And, avoid walking over the grass as it first begins to sprout and grow. By following these tips, you can have a beautiful lawn to enjoy all summer long.