Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 38: Sow grass

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

Grass seed sown at this time of year, when the soil is still warm and show­ers can be ex­pected, has a much bet­ter chance of suc­cess than if it were sown in the spring. Cul­ti­vate the soil care­fully to re­move peren­nial weeds and stones. Rake the soil to a fine tilth, then tread it thor­oughly in two di­rec­tions un­til you have a per­fectly firm and even sur­face. Sow the seed thinly, work­ing along and then across. Rake min­i­mally to cover some of the seed and re­move foot­prints. Cover the area with loose brush­wood to de­ter in­vaders. The prize will be yours in the spring.


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