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Seed Or Sod? Which is better for your yard. Pro-Tips

Speaker 1: You've heard through the video or something when you feel like that.

Stan: So winter's finally gone but the damage is still there. Maybe it's just a spot alongside your driveway or maybe it's your entire back yard because you were busy making a YouTube video on how to build a deck and decided to destroy your entire yard. It's doesn't make a difference because today what we're going to be talking about is when it's the right time to sod. When is the right time to seed, but more importantly when you don't want to use sod and you don't want to use seed. So without wasting anymore time let's get into it.

Stan: So now you have an area to repair do you use sod or do you use seed? Well the very first thing I want you to do is go out and look at the area and then look up. Do you have sun or do you have shade? That's one of the first considerations you need to make when you're deciding if you want to use sod or you want to use seed. One of the things that I need to point out...

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How to Plant a Yard and Grass Seed like a Pro - Grow a New Lawn, Overseeding, Yard & Sod Care Tips

Whether you're seeding a brand new lawn for the very first time or you're overseeding a thinning out existing lawn, we're going to give you three rules for success using three very simple tools. It doesn't even have to be as complicated as this thing. It all starts with the base.  If your subsoil it's hard like concrete, your new lawn doesn't stand a chance. Ideally you must loosen up the top four inches, but a lot of people mistake that for thinking they need four inches of black dirt. Nothing could be further from the truth. The perfect man will have 1/3 black dirt, 1/3 sand, and 1/3 compost. Once you get the subsoil ready you can lay down your seed.

Seed Type

Rule number 2: for the best long term results, you have to pick the right seed right out of the gate. If you have a wide open sunny area, use a sunny mixture. But if you've got a shady area and you use this grass seed, it will sprout and it will germinate, but it will slowly die off. That's why you would need a shady...

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Spring Lawn & Yard Care Tips Without Chemicals

Host:

You want a bright green lawn but you don't want to wear a hazmat suit to go outside into your own yard, I get it! We know chemicals work but chemicals also work their way down through the groundwater and into your local ponds and streams, turning your local ponds into fluorescent green mats of algae that look like something out of a Shrek movie. So let's talk about natural ways you can accomplish the same result without using chemicals, let’s get started. Now let's get into fertilization; natural fertilization comes in three forms. The first form is feather meal, the second form is peat moss, and the third form is worm castings.

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So peat moss is basically just accumulated bio matter, so this comes from peat bogs and then is used as a grower by just drying some stuff out of it. Sometimes it's like in a brick, and you break it up, you add water to it, you kind of mix it and then you can plant into it. All of these are safe, natural alternatives that your grass...

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