How to easily  grow a lawn

The perfect lawn is every private homeowner's dream. What could be better than standing on your doorstep and admiring a beautiful green lawn? You don't have to become a landscaper to get the lawn of your dreams. It's all about proper preparation and good soil, so you can grow your lawn from seed or lay ready-made turf in rolls.

Choose grasses that are suitable for your climate. Some types of grass take root better than others - it all depends on where you live. They can be divided into two main categories: heat-loving and cold-loving.
Warm-loving herbs can survive hot summers and do well in southern areas. Choose species such as narrow-bearded lopsided, pigweed palmate, and serpent-tailed eremohloe. Cold-loving grasses tolerate cold better than warm-loving varieties. They can tolerate frost and drought, but don't expect them to survive heat or go longer than four weeks without water. Meadow bluegrass will be a popular choice.
Get the timing of planting right. Warm-loving grasses should be planted in late spring. For cold-loving grasses, late summer or early fall is optimal. With turf, the time of year is not decisive, although it can be too hot in summer. Before laying out your lawn, you need to know the condition of the soil. It will be helpful to examine the properties of the soil so that you know exactly the right type and amount of fertilizer needed. Once the lawn has taken root, it will be difficult to change the soil properties. If fertilizer is needed, apply additives to the top 10 to 15 centimeters of soil depth. Prepare the soil. This is a critical step. Preparing the soil is the most important aspect of growing a healthy lawn. You need to get loose soil that is rich in organic matter and able to retain moisture with good drainage.
Clear the area of weeds, rocks and roots. Dig up any large objects on the site with a shovel. Be sure to remove all weed roots. Sometimes you need to use chemical weed control products to get rid of weeds completely. In this case, follow the manufacturer's directions on how to apply. Till the soil by hand or with a power tiller, depending on the size of the area. Now is the best time to add compost or other fertilizer. Add gypsum to the soil to improve drainage properties. Level the site. After cleaning and tilling, the site should be leveled. Take a rake and level the entire area for the lawn. Backfill the depressions and break up the clods. At this point, it doesn't hurt to make a slope away from the foundation of the house. It will help you avoid problems with water runoff in the future.

Backfill the lawn. Adjust the recommended flow rate of the planter and fill the seed in up to halfway. For optimal coverage, make the first pass in one direction along the entire length of the lawn. Then add any remaining seed to the planter and run the area perpendicular to the initial direction. Plant the seeds crosswise.
You can also go over the entire area again with an empty planter to ensure that the seeds are in good contact with the soil.

Perform a surface fertilization of the soil. After planting the seeds throughout the area, add peat moss to help the seeds take root and retain moisture better. Spread the peat moss in a thin layer on top of the seeds using a lattice roller. The layer of mulch will keep the seeds moist during germination. It will also protect them from birds and limit their movement in case of heavy rains. You can also spread the moss gently with a shovel. Use a rake with the tines upward to press the mulch into the ground and cover the seeds securely in contact with the soil.

Water the seeds. The best watering option is an oscillating sprinkler. If you have more than one sprinkler, install them in different parts of the yard for even watering of the entire area. For optimal results, water the seeds 2-3 times a day for 5-10 minutes for the first 8-10 days. It is very important to keep the seeds moist at this stage. You do not need to pour too much water, but you need moisture for germination. It is better to water the site in the morning to reduce the chance of water evaporation.
Don't use high pressure to water a newly planted lawn to avoid sinking or washing out the seeds. When watering, consider the potential amount of rainfall in your area. Find out the normal precipitation rate and try to provide 2.5 inches of water per week. If there is a lot of rainfall in your area, you may lose some of your seeds. That said, the rain should be heavy enough to move the soil and get to the seeds.