How to Set-Up a Lawn in Your Backyard


Lawn creation can be a laborious work but something that doesn’t require a professional to do it for you. If you have the time, energy and the necessary tools, you can actually go ahead and build your own perfect lawn regardless of the weather condition (provided it is not snowing of course). There are things that you need to prepare even before the big work starts so here are some tips we can share for you to build your own lawn successfully.

Prepare the soil

Preparing the top soil is the first step to a green and glamorous looking lawn. A few inches of good soil probably 4-7 inches is enough. You can either pile it on your backyard or dug it given that the area has a good soil quality. Once you have the natural soil, apply superphosphate on it or add it depending on the measurement that the label suggests which is normally 20%/1000 sq. feet of soil. If the soil is not that good in the area, you can add dolomite lime to make it better for your lawn grass.

Prepare the seeds

Just like when doing a regular planting of seeds in the farm, you just have to sow the seeds and then cover it with a thin portion of the soil. If you are using different types of seeds, make sure to distribute it evenly. Before choosing your seed, check the quality first and make sure you have the best in the market. Seeds should be distributed evenly to avoid competing with the soil nutrients and fertilizers in the future. Bluegrass and fescues are among the commonly used seeds for lawns.

Keep eye on your lawn and do your maintenance job

Remember this, if you are planting a turf grass, this seed will need at least an inch of water every week so do not over water your seedlings and do not let them run dry too. There are varieties of sprinklers in the market that you can use and get for your lawn needs. If you are running irrigation for your lawn, this is not a reason to waste water as well. During summer, your lawn’s grass normally turns brown and this normal too, wait for the rainy season and their green shades will start to appear. Do not over water your lawn during dry season.