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When to Use Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil

By Stephen A. Powell ; Updated September 21, 2017

Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil is a pre-fertilized, packaged soil that provides essential initial nourishment for your new lawn. Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter soil also is useful as a base for bare spot lawn treatment. Use Sta Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil to save time, energy and money whenever you need to sod a new lawn or seed a few bare spots.

New Lawn Seeding and Sod Installation

Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil fertilizes and provides a healthy root bed for new lawns. Apply Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil to your desired lawn surface before seeding or installing sod for your new lawn. Take all necessary preparatory precautions such as tilling your existing soil and spreading it out evenly. Loosen a 1-inch layer of native topsoil. Add a 1-inch layer of Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil on top of the native soil before applying seed or sod. Mix new grass seed into the Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil layer. Then add another 1/8-inch layer of Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil on top of the seeded area.

Lawn Repair

New lawn installation isn’t the only time a lawn caretaker may need to use Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil. Sometimes lawns have empty patches and other deterioration because of illness or insect infestation. You may prepare and till a small area of expected new lawn growth over which to apply Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil. Use the starter soil anywhere you intend to plant new seeds or sod. Remember to remove weeds and debris, such as stones and stumps, with a metal rake before planting seeds or sod. Otherwise, follow the same installation procedure as you would for new lawn installation.

Tips and Warnings

In new lawn installation remember to fertilize again after a month to six weeks. Sta-Green Seed & Sod Starter Soil contains an initial fertilization but you will need to fertilize the lawn again after four or six weeks depending on your location and type of grass installed.

Be mindful of time of year as some grass types are season-sensitive. For example, do not install and fertilize new warm weather grass such as Kentucky bluegrass when cold seasons are approaching.

Find out what is causing your lawn illness before seeding or installing new sod patches. Conduct a soil test to determine if your soil’s pH, potassium, phosphorous magnesium and calcium levels are appropriate for sustaining healthy grass. Cut a square of lawn to check for insect infestation as well.

 

About the Author

 

Stephen A. Powell is a tenured, versatile music writer based in New York. After honing his skills at St. John's University and City College (CUNY), Powell took his writing and media development services to XXL Magazine, SiTV and One Networks among other media outlets. Powell's love of language arts and desire to help others realize their full creative potential are pervasive throughout his work.