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Watch more Lawn Care videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/351-Lawn-Care Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Plant grass seed that turns into a beautiful, lush lawn, with these landscaping secrets. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick the right grass Pick the right variety of grass for your area. Your local garden center can tell you which grass will thrive in your climate. Tip Don't buy grass seed that is ten months or more past its test date. Age may affect its germination rate. Step 2: Start with good seed Start with good seed. Check out brands that the National Turf Evaluation Program has tested by logging onto "ntep.org":http://ntep.org. Step 3: Plant at the right time Plant at the right time, which is autumn for most areas, but spring for some. Check with your local garden center for more specific guidelines. Step 4: Prep the soil Prepare the soil by tilling it with a spade or garden hoe until the dirt clumps are no bigger than a golf ball. Consider a power garden tiller if you have a lot of land. Remove debris like twigs and rocks. Level out areas where excess water could collect. Then, spread some starter fertilizer. Tip Don't spread weed killer; it will kill your seedlings, too! Step 5: Depending on the type of grass you're planting, sp Depending on the type of grass you're planting, sprinkle six to 20 seeds per square inch, by hand or with a lawn spreader. For large areas, use a mechanical seeder. Tip Plant on a windless day so seeds don't go flying everywhere. Step 6: Rake over the seeds Lightly rake over the seeds and fertilizer so they get covered with about one-eighth of an inch of soil. Step 7: Roll over the soil To press the seeds into the dirt, go over the soil with an empty lawn roller (don't fill with water or sand). You can rent one at many hardware stores. Step 8: Keep it wet For the next four weeks, water your lawn for 10 minutes two or three times a day. Did You Know? Bamboo, the world's tallest grass, can grow four feet in one day.
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