The weather all over Arizona differs from area to area. So, it is essential that you understand the weather dynamics of your region and then research which type of grass is best suited to grow in that particular area within that time.
The grass in the mountainous region will vary significantly from the grass grown in the desert region. Similarly, the grass grown in summers will be different from the grass in winters. With this many variations, you’ll have to take recommendations from your local landscaping company but at the same time, knowing all you can about the seeds is essential as well.
If you’ve always dreamed of having a luscious garden, here’s your step-by-step guide to growing grass. Follow the steps to enjoy a brand-new look in your garden.
1- Remove the Old GrassThe first step is to remove any weeds and the old sod from its roots. You’ll have to use a digging fork to loosen the soil. This is essential to get a new and clean base to start your project. Doing this will let the new grass grow easily and quickly.
2- Tend to the Grading IssuesAfter the soil has been cleared, you should consider addressing the grading issues next. Use the services of a landscaping contractor to fill and level the low spots. They will use a half-and-half mixture of sand and good-quality topsoil as a filling material.
3 - Improve the Quality of SoilThe landscaping contractors run soil tests to check the requirements of each soil type. This lets them assess the necessary intervention needed for the optimal growth of grass seeds. Depending upon the test results, organic matter, sulfur, or fertilizer is worked into the soil using a power tiller. Doing this helps with drainage and nutrient distribution.
4 – Rake it till SmoothThe next step is to level the soil with a landscaping rake, getting it ready for replanting. You’ll also have to remove any stones that tilling might have loosened here. Sprinkle the soil with water, not letting any puddles form on the lawn. After the soil has dried, use a roller to level the soil and develop a solid base. This is necessary because seeds cannot grow in loose soil.
5 – Start Planting the SeedsTwo days before the planting takes place, water the area to get it ready. Sow the grass seeds evenly and smoothen the surface with a roller so the new roots can grab onto the soil easily.
6 – Water the LawnGrass seeds need heat, sunlight, and moisture for germination. If you overwater the seeds, it’ll lead to little or no germination, and lack of proper watering will dry out the seeds in the initial weeks of growth.
7 - Take Care of Your New SproutsGrass seeds require 2 to 3 weeks for germination. When the seeds start sprouting, keep an eye on the lawn. Mow the grass shoots when their length reaches 1 ½ inches. Fertilize your new lawn after six weeks or as recommended by your landscaping contractors.
ConclusionPlanting a new lawn might seem easy, but it takes considerable skill, research, and effort. You’re better off trusting professional landscapers to help you renew your garden.