Growing Grass in Ramsey

Preparing the Soil

To save water and help roots grow, apply a highly organic soil of at least four (4) inches over the sandy soil. Adding a two (2) inch layer of clay into the subsoil will greatly improve water retention. Spreading a "salt free" fertilizer on the soil will encourage strong root growth. If necessary, add lime to raise the pH to a level between 6.5 and 7.

The next step is to till your soil mixture to a minimum depth of six (6) inches. You now have a good, rich seedbed that will help grass send roots deep to capture the nutrients needed for growth. This also reduces water and fertilizer waste due to evaporation and harmful runoff.

Preparing the Soil



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