How to Plant Grass Seed in Ontario

Overview

Plant grass seed in Ontario by properly sowing the seeds and creating favorable environmental conditions for the future growth of grass. Cool season grasses such as Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall or Fine Fescue grass will thrive in the spring and summer months and survive the cold, harsh winters found in this region. Cool season grasses generally require moist, high pH soil, and direct sunlight.

Step 1

Rake the lawn area clear of rocks and organic debris using a flexible, metal rake.

Step 2

Plant the grass seeds over the lawn by evenly distributing them with a spreader. Use 2 or 4 lbs. of seed when reseeding a mature lawn or over-seeding a new lawn, respectively.

Step 3

Sprinkle 1/12 inch layer of lawn lime over the grass seeds using a fertilizer spreader. Lime increases the pH balance of the soil.

Step 4

Add 1/2 inch layer of clean compost or peat moss fertilizer using a spreader. Fertilizer regulates temperature, retains moisture, and adds nutrients and minerals to the top soil.

Step 5

Water the seeds once daily for 2 weeks or until new seed growth is visible through the top soil.

Step 6

Trim back trees, branches, and bushes to increase direct sunlight on the lawn area using outdoor trimmers.

Things You'll Need

  • Rake
  • Grass seed
  • Lawn lime
  • Fertilizer
  • Spreader
  • Water
  • Outdoor trimmers

References

  • American Lawns
  • Colorado State University
  • University of Minnesota
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