It is actually possible to put topsoil on new grass. However, when you use topsoil, you have to be careful how much you use, because if you use too much, you run the risk of smothering your grass before it can grow properly. Let’s find out how to use topsoil and consider the use of mulch for your Fallston landscape.
How Deep Do You Seed?
Seeds, especially grass seeds, are finicky little things. The seeds you use for grass and establish your lawn will be smaller than other types of seeds you use to grow things around the outside of your Fallston home. Putting too much topsoil over your seedlings means they won’t be able to sprout as forcefully and push their way to the surface. That said, seeds don’t need to be too deep below the surface to begin with; only about one-eighth or a quarter of an inch deep. Drop spreaders or just your hands are the ideal tools for scattering seeds. If you do it right, you’ll see new grass start to emerge about three weeks after you originally planted it.
Make an Amendment
That said, topsoil is still hugely beneficial to your Fallston lawn and landscape. But before you can start spreading seeds, you need to do what is known as amending the topsoil. Adding compost adds nutrients and fertilizers into the mix that encourage healthy seed growth. For best results, find and use a blend of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Then measure the pH level of your soil with a pH meter. You’ll want to be sure that the pH reads at 6 or 7 for maximum viability.
A Possible Alternative
If you’re unsure that topsoil is the best option for you, don’t worry! Here at Lehnhoff Supply, we have an alternative for you to experiment with in addition to the topsoil we can provide you. You can also try using mulch, but you’ll still need to use plenty of water to help the mulch you place on your new grass.
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