With the time for winter seeding upon us in Arizona, we decided to take a big step in reviving the back lawn. If you too are dealing with an uneven and barren bit of dirt then there are a few surprisingly easy steps you can take to getting your winter grass on.
Materials List: Winter seed (we used Rye), lawn roller, handheld seed spreader, mulch or fill dirt as needed, steer manure, shovel
Step 1: Because we have some MAJOR holes and divets, our first step was to even out the ground. We mulched what little grass we had and filled in major holes with fill dirt. Then we ran our hose on almost full blast on and off for about 18 hours, until the ground was soggy and spongy when we stepped on it.
This galvanized steel and stained wood planter is a style that could work in a variety of spaces. It would look beautiful on a modern patio or set in a rural backyard (can’t you see it alongside a chicken coop?)
So what is inspiring you in the garden? Do any of these planters belong in your yard? I am excited to take another look at my modest little wooden raised bed and see if painting it is something I want to tackle.
Simply fill the drum with water from the hose and it's ready to go!
Step 3: After your lawn is even, let things dry out for a day or two.
Step 4: Now spread the winter seed! We borrowed a seed spreader from a neighbor, but these are relatively inexpensive to purchase. Spread your seed making sure not to get in your rocks as this is a waste of seed and may result in grass growing where you don’t want it.