A long-living, healthy lawn starts from seed. It doesn't matter if you are a homeowner or professional turf farm. Lawns start from seeds. Although sod is a very popular way to green up the landscape, it can take a lot more effort, care and expense to get firmly established than can turf from seed. It's easy!
Don's Garden Shop wants you to see just how easy it is to start a new lawn from seed. We've put the process together in these very manageable steps.
Step 1. Amend your soil. You'll never have a completely healthy lawn in this region of the U.S. unless you amend your topsoil. Untreated, the topsoil that you think is rich because it may be black, actually contains zero life-giving nutrients for plants. Worse, depending upon where it came from, the dirt could be full of harmful chemicals. Untreated Colorado topsoil could be the principal cause of your garden's failure, your lawn's distress, and your drained wallet from paying utility bills for the water that you keep pouring onto the turf on your property. Invest a little in your lawn and garden before planting, and you will save significantly later in maintenance and water bills.