How to Grow Grass in a Box


Grow grass in a box by properly sowing the grass seeds in an adequate container with clean top soil and by providing favorable environmental conditions for the growth of grass. Grass is a generic term representing hundreds of individual smaller plant species. However, all grass requires nutrient-rich, moist, high pH (alkaline) soils and direct sunlight.

Things You'll Need

  • Box or container
  • Potting soil
  • Peat moss
  • Lawn lime
  • Water
  • Grass seeds
  • Small potting shovel

Select a box or planting container. The container's dimensions can vary with individual needs; however, the depth of the container should be at least 3 inches to provide adequate room for the grass roots to mature.

Find a location for the box that will provide direct sunlight.

Place potting soil in the container using a small gardening shovel. Leave the potting soil 1 inch from the top of the container's rim.

Over-seed the surface of the potting soil with grass seed. Apply the seeds evenly by distributing them by hand or with a small potting shovel.

Add a quarter to half inch of peat moss on top of the grass seed. Peat moss adds vital nutrients and provides moisture retention to the top soil.

Spread a 1/8-inch layer of lawn lime over the peat moss. Over time, lime increases the soil's pH, providing favorable conditions for the growth of grass.

Water the grass seeds once a day for the first two weeks or until the grass is visible through the peat moss. Continue to water the grass weekly to maintain moist soil conditions.

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