Published On: Sat, May 6th, 2017
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Growing Grass Where The Sod Failed Last Year

On the north side of the house, where there’s no much direct sunlight, it’s essentially a dirt path.  The plants are doing fine, but the ground is in dire shape.  Last year I had this idea to plant sod.  And normally, this is probably a good idea, an easy fix.  Epic fail for me.

This year, I decided to put a little more elbow into it and do it right.  I loosened the soil, dug up a bunch of weeds, and sprinkled a bunch of grass seeds and grass food.  The bag says it’s the grass that doesn’t need any sunlight so why not.  Let’s see what happens this time.  I get the feeling grass will grow but the area isn’t well drained so if we have a rainy month like last year, I’m not sure how long the grass will last.  But whatever, let’s just see what happens.

Walkway on the side of the house
Walkway on the side of the house
Walkway on the side of the house

I did plant some grass seeds earlier where there’s a bit more sunlight.  I wasn’t really expecting much, considering I haphazardly spread grass seeds and just drowned the area in water.  But to my surprise, the grass seems to be aggressively trying to survive.

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- David Gaines is a Washington, DC, resident transplanted from North Carolina whose dream career was a newspaper writer but settled for the recruiting industry and simply blogging about whatever thoughts crosses his mind.

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