How to Plant Canada Green Grass

Overview

Canada green grass is a mix of creeping red fescue, annual rye grass, perennial rye grass and Kentucky bluegrass. Advertisements for Canada green grass claim that this blend of grass grows faster and greener than any other on the market. It is also purportedly disease-, weed- and insect-resistant. And planting Canada green grass is certainly a cinch. As it grows quickly without the need of fertilizer, establishing it is an easy task.

Step 1

Clear the soil of any weeds and debris.

Step 2

Rake the area with a stiff-tined rake to loosen the top inch or so of soil.

Step 3

Even out any low spots or dips in the soil with a quality commercial topsoil.

Step 4

Water the ground the night before you plan to seed.

Step 5

Spread the seed with a sead-spreader or hand-broadcast it at a rate of 2 lbs. per 1,000 square feet.

Step 6

Roll the area with a lawn roller to ensure that the seed makes secure contact with the soil. If you cannot rent a lawn roller, simply walking over the soil will do the job.

Step 7

Water the area so that the top inch of the soil is moist. Keep the soil moist at this level until the grass germinates.

Things You'll Need

  • Topsoil
  • Stiff-tined rake
  • Lawn roller

References

  • Iowa State University: Plant Advertisments, Fact Versus Fiction
  • Texas A&M University: Tall Fescue
  • Environment Canada: Lawn Care
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