Here is my recipe for golf course grass (organic of course). I learned this method of growing grass from my dad, who is known for his beautiful putting green yards.
- 1 bag of high traffic grass seed
- 1 bag of sun and shade grass seed
- 1 bag of shade grass seed
- 2 bags of organic garden soil
- 2 bags of sand
(Madisonians, you can find the orgainic garden soil ($1.99/bag) and sand ($0.99/bag)at Johansson’s and they load it into your car for you!)
In a wheel barrow, combine 1/2 bag of each grass seed with one bag of the dirt and one bag of the sand, mix well and apply throughout your lawn – filling in bare and trouble spots. It is best to apply to a wet saturated lawn. You can either apply it after a good rain or a good afternoon of your kids running through the sprinkler. Repeat the process with the remaining seed, soil and sand, 2 to 3 weeks later after you see where the grass neglected to come up.
Watering is also key to growing lush green, grass. Water conservation is not my greenest strength, I am a work in progress. Tips for this would be emptying your de-humidifier, which is liquid gold, installing and using a rain barrel, and taking advantage of mother nature and doing this process during a rainy week. Let me know if you have any questions!!