Spring is my favorite season ever because of my love for planting! One thing that I’ve always wanted to try is to renovate our lawn and I’m gonna do just that this spring. Lucky enough, I found this tutorial by Ryan Knorr Lawn Care on YouTube, renovating my lawn is now so much easier to do, thanks to all his very helpful tips!
- Grass seed
- Tenacity herbicide
- Liquid starter fertilizer
Sprayer’s Surfactant for herbicides
- Lawn spraying machine
- Seed spreader
- Peat moss
Measure the area you are working with, its length multiplied by width will give you the square footage. The first thing you’re going to need is grass seed, remember that germination can take as long as 21 days. You’ll also need some tenacity herbicide spray to prevent weeds from emerging in the grass, it is also ideal for smaller lawns to use a liquid starter fertilizer instead of buying larger fertilizer bags. Before you start working on your lawn, change your dress into something that could protect you, because these chemicals could stain your clothes as well as your skin. Once you’re ready, you can start spraying the area with the fertilizer making sure to walk at a nice and even pace. Let it sit to dry out completely so that the weed killer solution can become more effective.
Grab your seed spreader and start filling it with grass seed, the seeds should have a uniform coverage on the area but not so heavy that it is piling up, add more seed to those spots that are completely bare. Now, you can start mixing your next spray, simply mix ½ teaspoon of tenacity solution to 1 gallon of water, and add some surfactant about 1-2 teaspoons to let its grip on the weed stronger. Then, start spraying your lawn and walk consistently. If you are new to spraying, just practice with plain water on a surface where you can see the pattern it sprays. Cover the seeds with peat moss evenly making sure to break up the clumps. Now you can start watering the area, water enough daily to keep the seed from drying out, if soil temps are low it may take time to germinate and start growing.
*These amazing images are all credited to Ryan Knorr Lawn Care via YouTube. Check his other content and follow for more!
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