5, Seed Time
Once you’ve cultivated the soil, it’s time to start laying your new lawn. If you’re using seeds, make sure they’re properly distributed across the lawn area, so the grass grows thick and healthy.
If it’s not, the lawn will be thin and you could have some bare patches where it won’t grow at all. Ensure that you spread the seeds in a uniform manner, distribute the seeds first lengthways then widthways.
This technique should mean you avoid any large empty patches.
6, Springs and Plugs
If you’re going for springs or plugs, it’s a simple case of planting them in evenly spaced holes in the garden. Double-check the correct way to do this, though, as some plants will differ in how they like to be in the ground and how much space they will need.
7, Get On Top of Weeds
When you’re re-growing your lawn, the last thing you need is for it to be overcome by weeds. To stop this happening apply a pre-emergence herbicide to your lawn before your lawn starts growing.
This should kill off any unwanted growth, such as crabgrass, without affecting your lawn.
8, Keep It Hydrated
After planting your lawn, it’s essential that you keep it as watered as possible. In the first week after planting you don’t want to let the soil get too dry so you may need to water your lawn several times a day.
If you can’t do this, consider implementing a sprinkler system. Once the new grass begins to grow it’s a case of not letting it get too dry or too wet.
Water it sporadically, but use your judgement as to how often this may be required. Consider the weather too; if it’s particularly warm it will dry the soil out quicker.
9, Apply Fertilizer
Once your grass begins to grow, give it a boost by applying fertilizer. This should encourage your lawn to grow quicker but don’t do it too early as it could also kill off new shoots if applied too soon.
10, Start Mowing Again
Once your new lawn is around 3-inches, you can get the mower out again. This will help reduce weeds and encourage your grass to grow thick and healthy.
Make sure the blades on your mower are clean and sharp as a dull blade could damage the new seedlings and stop them growing. By now you should see a huge improvement and your lawn should be almost as good as new.
Make sure you keep a close eye on it for at least a year after regrowth as it will need high levels of upkeep to ensure it grows into a healthy, thick lawn that will last for years.