Dr. Trey Rogers has a few tips for establishing a lawn from seed:

  • Trimming is crucial for planting. Plant in late fall or early spring for cool season grasses. Warm season grasses should be planted in late spring or early summer.
  • For new construction homes consider a soil test to determine if the soil is sub-soil instead of topsoil.
  • When adding amendments avoid adding sand if possible because it can have the effect of creating concrete.
  • Choose seed that is of high quality (usually costs a bit more too). Avoid any seed that contains more than .01% of weed seed.

Watch the video above to find out more.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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