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Spring Lawn Repair

Early Spring is ideal for planting grass seed for starting new lawns or repairing lawn damage from the winter. Meadows Farms recommends the following steps for creating a beautiful green lawn.

Prepare the soil

Bare Spots and New Lawns

  • Remove all debris from planting area
  • Add 1" of Orgro ( one cubic yard of Orgro will cover approximately 300 square feet inch deep)
  • Rototill
  • Rake smooth

Overseeding

  • Mow lawn as short as possible
  • Rake thoroughly to remove thatch
  • Aerate lawn to allow better air and water penentration into soil

Fertilize planting area

  • Use Pennington Lawn Starter per label recommendation
  • Apply Fast Acting Lime 30 pounds per 5000 square feet.

Select and planting seed

  • Select grass seed based on light and traffic
  • Spread seed evenly with a broadcast spreader
  • Gently rake, working seed into soil about 1/4"

Water

  • Water daily to keep soil moist
  • Do no allow top 1/2" of soil to dry out until seedlings have fully emerged
  • once grass becomes established , reduce watering to 1/2" twice a week.