Being able to replant your own grass can help you avoid paying a lawn care service to spruce up your yard. When looking at grass that is marred with only a few dead spots or slightly infested with weeds, it’s common to think that it's easier to simply fertilize and spray weed killer to rejuvenate your lawn. Sadly, the easy way is hardly ever the best way. In some cases, dead spots can be revitalized but if you just aren't happy with the overall look of your lawn, then starting fresh may be both necessary, and logical. New seeds tend to grow better in recently tilled, firm, pure soil. Seeds need to have direct contact with the soil. No other grass or weeds can stand in the way. For this reason, it may be necessary for you kill off any existing grass or weeds with an herbicide specifically designed to do just that.
It is also important that the seeds be covered by the correct amount of soil. This depth is usually 1/8 to 1/4 inches of soil above the seed. The seed needs to have direct contact so that it can receive moisture through the soil. If there is any type of object blocking it from the soil, it could harm this process. To encourage the retention of moisture, it is often a good idea to use a light roller to press down on the soil so that it completely surrounds the seed. Depending on where you live, certain types of seeds in particular environments may need to be watered multiple times a day. Be sure to check what conditions are required. When you should replant grass also depends on your location. Warm-season grasses are planted in the late-spring and cool-season grasses are planted in the early fall. When purchasing your seed, do your research. Replanting a lawn, although certainly possible, is a lot of work. Lack of information should not be the reason that your grass fails to grow.