Lawn grass is the least expensive and most effective means of growing a lawn. Lawn grass blends are available at any garden center and are typically region-specific to ensure optimal adaptation. When starting a lawn from seed, the key factor is the ground's levelness. If the ground is not level and water can pool, then there is a risk of the seeds rotting. Prepare your yard and plant your grass seed the right way for a healthy, full lawn.
Remove any debris from the yard such as sticks, rocks and trash.
Till the soil to a depth of 3 inches to soften it for the seed's roots.
Roll the yard with a half-filled water roller to level the ground.
Review the grass seed packaging for specific amounts per square foot. Sprinkle the seed with a seed distributor. Plant the first half walking in rows and the second half walking in rows perpendicular to the first set.
Sprinkle starter fertilizer onto the seeds, following the manufacturer's distribution guidelines.
Lightly drag a rake over the yard to gently bury the seeds. The rake should not sink lower than 1/4 inch.
Roll over the yard again to promote contact with the soil.
Irrigate the yard. While the seeds are germinating, the yard must remain moist at all times. Watering four times a day, 1 inch at each watering, will achieve this goal. Once the seeds sprout, reduce the watering to once daily giving 2 inches of water. Once the yard is established, water it every two to three days with 3 inches of water.