Seeding a Lawn: Introduction

If you are looking for some information about seeding a lawn, you came to the right place. This how-to module will show do-it-yourselfers how to seed a lawn like a professional.

Grass has been on our planet for about 20 million years, and has become the most basic element in landscaping.

It serves much more of a purpose than just a groundcover to fill in space. It can be used for a play area, or even a pathway through a garden.

Some people say that a well manicured lawn is a reflection of the homeowners pride and attention to detail.

Whatever the purpose for having grass, we want to help you have a healthy and lush looking lawn.

Installing your own lawn is not a difficult thing to do, and can save you hundreds of dollars in the process. Do-it-yourself projects can free up money to add other features to your yard. Grass can also be one of the most expensive, and high maintenance features in your yard.

Proper preparation work is always the key. Think of it like your yard being your flowerpot and the grass is your plant. If you want a plant to thrive in a flowerpot, you always use good quality soil. Your yard is no different.

This how-to will also benefit those who are prepping a yard for hydraseed, grass plugs, or sprigs.

More and more people are doing the prep work themselves, and hiring a contractor to do the hydraseeding.

If you are looking to reseed a problem lawn, make sure you have taken care of your lawn problems first. We also have a helpful module on lawn repair.

Like most landscaping projects, you don't need to own expensive tools or equipment to seed your yard. What you will need can be found at most rental places.

This how-to will be broken down into a few different sections and easy to read, with pictures, diagrams and video when possible.

If you have any questions along the way you can contact us using the contact us page. In conjunction with this module, we also encourage you to visit our module on lawn care and maintenance. You might want to give this a read through before you begin installing your lawn, so you are aware of what is required to keep your lawn looking beautiful.

We encourage anyone to write in to us with their tips and techniques so we can add them to our site. Although seeding may be a pretty basic task, we understand that there can be regional differences. Seed types and soil conditions are the most common of these.

At Dream-yard, we love to see pictures of your project before, during and after. We also have a ideas section for those people that want to show off their yards. So good luck and let's get to it.

Now, let's go look at your seeding site....


Table of Contents: Seeding a Lawn

Introduction: Seeding a Lawn

A. Seeding Site

B. Seeding Tools

C. Selecting and Estimating Seeding Materials

D. Grading Soil for Seeding

E. Spreading Seed

F. Seeding Completion and Clean-up


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