Planting seedlings on top of your existing lawn is a very common practice. What most people don’t realize, however, is that the more time and effort you invest in caring for your existing lawn, the better your lawn will be. As you can imagine, it takes a lot of work to maintain a great looking lawn, and you can see how effective this is when you compare it to the time and effort spent on simply planting seedlings.
When you think about it, there are many advantages to the process of planting seedlings. First, you are providing yourself with a low-maintenance garden to grow year-round. This is especially nice for those who have large families or multiple children.
The simplest and easiest way to grow a lawn is to transplant it. Seedlings are generally self-sustaining; they root and grow from a small cut in the soil. All you have to do is remove the root ball from the seedling and transplant it into the yard. Then you can go back to tending to the rest of your yard.
While it is true that you need to be careful when transplanting, there are no restrictions against walking your newly transplanted seedlings on your walkway traffic. You can put your new transplants under an umbrella for privacy, plant them in a vegetable garden, or just let them walk freely on your lawn. The point is, your seedlings are already self-sustaining.
One of the things you want to remember about your transplants is that they are growing from topsoil. This means that their roots need a rich source of nutrients to grow strong. A place like a compost heap would be a good place to start. Or if you can’t find any, then add a little lawn fertilizer to the soil. Make sure you buy grass seed and not alfalfa because alfalfa is heavier and thus more suitable for rooting.
After you have your transplants planted, make sure you keep feeding them with some good organic fertilizers. You may also add some garden fertilizer on a regular basis, and a deep rooting food is a good idea. These may be purchased in bulk from any garden supply store.
Now that you understand the basics of transplanting seedlings, you should take a look at some other ways that you can add to your landscaping experience. There are two ways you can start your lawn planting adventure:
Taking Care of Your Own Lawn — If you have the skills, then this is the way to go. You should note that every yard is different, so what works well for your neighbor’s yard may not work well for yours.
Following a Schedule — It may seem like a good idea to spread your seedlings out over a wide area. However, this is not the case. Only certain types of plants will thrive in this type of condition. If you want to learn more about this subject, I would encourage you to join a club that specializes in helping you grow plants successfully.
It is really a matter of experimenting with various things to get exactly what you want. In order to start experimenting, you should see how fast your lawn grows with your current method. Also, make sure that the seeds you put in are in a good supply of water and nutrients, as these will determine how quickly your lawn will grow.
Planting seedlings is very simple and quick. However, you will want to be careful that you don’t overdo it, and that you don’t leave the proper time for germination. You will want to spend a little time learning the basics of germination, but once you’ve done that, you should have no trouble replanting your seedlings, no matter what your goals are.