Do you have a patch of your lawn that is dead, and you want to start over by growing new grass? If so, you're likely looking for some tips to ensure the grass grows nicely.

Prep The Soil

There is a lot of prep work that needs to be done before you start growing grass. You'll want to either till the lawn or apply topsoil so that the dirt is soft and will accept the seed. You'll then want to rake the soil to even it out over the surface, so you don't have large chunks of dirt. This is something that you cannot fix later after the seeds start to germinate, so you'll want to make sure you are happy with the lawn before you put down the seed. 

Water The Seed Correctly

Your grass seed is going to need a lot of watering those first days so that the seeds can germinate and start growing. The key is going to be to water the grass the right amount since it is possible to overwater or underwater your lawn. If you water the grass too much to the point where the lawn is flooded with water, the grass seed is going to be submerged and start to rot, which is not good. If you do not water the grass enough, then you are going to end up with seeds that dry out and do not germinate.

There is no right or wrong answer that works for everyone when it comes to watering the grass. However, it's important to find a good balance with your local climate. If the weather is hot and the ground is drying out, you'll need more frequent watering. If the weather is cooler or the lawn is in the shade, you may need less frequent watering. Check the soil and see if it's moist. If it is not, water the grass more often.

Use Gentle Water

When selecting a sprinkler to water the grass, you'll want to start out with a sprinkler that applies gentle water to the grass. Some sprinklers can be quite harsh on the ground, which is going to disrupt the seed that is trying to grow. A sprinkler that sprays water gently over the grass is going to do a better job at not disrupting the soil and the seeds as they are trying to germinate. 

For more information, contact a lawn care specialist in your area.