Establishing a new lawn is not as difficult as people might think, in fact it is reasonably easy with the right equipment and a bit of knowledge to guide you.
There are two general types of lawn grass seed you can use, the first general type is a warm season type of grass seed; these consist of the Bermuda type grasses and the zoyzia type grasses. These two types of grass can hold up extremely well in the hot humid heat of the south, if you live in the north you should be looking for cool season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass or perennial rye grass seeds.
These types of grass seeds grow and thrive much better in cooler conditions, If you really think you need expert advice before choosing which type of lawn grass seed you need, you can visit the national turf grass evaluation program online they do all the research on different types of grass and how they grow effectively in different areas. This website will give you free information on what the best type of grass would be for your area, one other option could be for you to go to your local garden centre and ask them for some advice on which type of lawn grass seed would be best to use in your area.
Planting your new lawn is pretty easy really you just need to know a few things you have to do to get started. First you should pick either spring or fall to plant your seeds for your new lawn. These are the best times to help the germination of your grass seeds, then you need to mark out the area where you would like your lawn to be. The next step is turning over the soil and raking it to remove any rocks or big lumps, make sure the raked soil is around 3″ to 4″ deep this is all you need to plant your lawn seeds. You need to make sure that you spread the seeds evenly across the soil to give you a consistent growth of grass, using a seed spreader or splitter is the best way I know of achieving this.
You now need to rake in the new seed to around 1/4″ deep, this is a good depth for grass seeds to germinate. You will need to make sure the seed is in good contact with soil, a light rolling will achieve this but do not over do it. Once the seed is planted you need to plan your watering routine, you should start by lightly watering your lawn grass seeds twice a day until the grass has come up through the soil. Once the grass is starting to appear through the soil you should start to water every two to three days, grass grows much faster when it is kept moist on a regular basis.
Buying a starter fertilizer for your lawn is a wise investment, this will help the seeds to germinate and get your lawn established quicker. Also try to make sure you do not cut your grass until it has reached at least 3″ to 4″ high, this gives the root system time to get established before having to take the pressure of cutting. Now you can sit back and enjoy a fantastic looking lawn, with the knowledge that you created it from the lawn grass seed you planted.