We decided not to replace it which left us with a nice 4ft. diameter dirt circle smack in the middle of our front lawn. The lawn stayed that way for a few months because of my unsuccessful attempts at growing grass. It was an eye sore and I was tempted to tell visitors coming to see our new house for the first time that a UFO had landed there causing the bald spot and that we were waiting for the tabloids to come photograph it before we fixed it (believable, right?).:-)
Thankfully, on our third purchase of (shown below). We got it from Home Depot but I’m sure Lowes probably has it too. And just so you know this isn’t a sponsored post in any way just sharing what finally worked for us!
As part of the DIY landscaping I’ve been doing this Spring I decided to get rid of the little flower bed right in front of our front door.
The kids always walk through it to get to the neighbors and I’ve decided to pick my battles and just get rid of it.
I know what you are thinking–some people mark the progression of their babies growth by weeks, others the growth of their grass!:-)
Looks good though , doesn’t it?? As you can see from the first photo the seed is blue which I liked because you can easily see where you have it and people can see that you are trying to do something about your problem area (and it reminds the kids not to walk on it).:-)
So here are the 3 Steps:
1. Level out the area where you are going to grow the grass.
2. Put the seed down all over the spot you want it to grow.
3. Water it twice a day for the first couple of weeks.
I can’t stress enough the importance of the 3rd step (well and the 2nd one too, you can’t grow grass without planting the seed) because unless it rains that day you’ve got to water it.
And here is a recent photo of our home. You can’t even tell the two areas where there use to be no grass!
And for my readers did you notice the new porch planters?? A week after the porch makeover I decided the DIY Large Planters were bit too large and moved them to the back patio. I made smaller white ones using the same tutorial as before. What do you think?
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial on growing grass! I can picture my ex-boyfriends reading this and laughing, “Honey, she’s telling them how to grow grass now”! That’s okay, as long as I’ve helped someone in the process.:-)
Have a great weekend!
Original article and pictures take http://providenthomedesign.com/2015/06/05/the-trick-to-growing-grass-porch-update/ site