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Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Avoid These Three Things After Hydroseeding Your Lawn

by Eugene Jones

If you are like many home owners, you want to have a gorgeous green front lawn outside your home. Hydroseeding is one way to accomplish that; spraying a mixture of mulch, seeds and water onto your lawn can be a good foundation for a beautiful lawn. However, in order to be sure that grass grows properly, you might be doing some things that you shouldn't. Here are a few things to avoid doing after hydroseeding your lawn.

Watering Infrequently

You might think that watering once a day is sufficient. However, it is vital that your lawn remains hydrated at all times so all the seeds can take root and grow. The seeds will be unable to do that if the ground is too dry. Therefore, water your lawn at least two times a day in the first week to ensure that the lawn remains hydrated enough. Once grass starts growing in, you can water your lawn less frequently.

Not Watering Your Lawn at the Right Time

You may think it's fine to water your lawn before you go off to your job and again when you've returned home. However, that may not be best for your lawn.

If you water the lawn too early in the morning, it may become dry underneath the midday sun and the seeds will not germinate. If you water the lawn too late at night, the moist soil may become susceptible to fungus growth in the dark. Instead, make every effort to water the lawn in the middle of the morning and the middle of the evening.

Adding More Seeds

If you don't see that grass is growing in a few patches on your lawn, you might feel tempted to sprinkle some additional seeds in those seemingly bare spots. However, in actuality, it might be that the new grass is simply growing in at different rates in different spots. You might not need new seeds; wait a few weeks to see what happens before adding new ones. You might also try giving those bald patches a bit more water than the rest of the lawn to see if that helps.

Now that you are aware of the things you should not be doing after hydroseeding your front lawn, use the information in this article to start making the right decisions about what to do. If you suspect there are problems or want more tips about how to care for your lawn after hydroseeding, get in touch with local landscapers who can answer questions and address all of your concerns.