How to Plant Pasture Grass Seed

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Pasture grass seed is great to spread over a very large area for grass coverage, but it does best when planted in the spring or fall. Use pasture grass to sustain a farm or simply cover a large yard with lawn care tips from a sustainable gardener in this free video on growing grass.

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Hi, this is Yolanda Vanveen, and in this segment, we're going to talk about how to grow pasture grass seed. Now if you have a large area or a large field, and you have any cattle or horses or goats or any type of livestock, a pasture field is really a good way to sustain your farm. Now when you're growing your grass seed, the best time to start the seed is in the spring or the fall. You don't want to start it in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter. The plant, the seed will not take and it won't grow much at all. So you can actually work up the soil and start from scratch or just add the grass seed into the existing grass. So if it's warm out you want to water really, really well, in the spring and the fall a lot of time there's a lot of dew on the ground and it's raining and right after a rainstorm is the best time to plant your pasture seed. Now if it's a smaller area and you just want to have, put some pasture seed down and if you have a large area it's not very easy to rake it all up. But the best thing you can do before you put some seed down is to rake it real well and add some compost. And then sprinkle the seed very thickly in the area and then just rake it in again. And then you want to mist it, you don't want a heavy, heavy watering because then it'll just wash the dirt and the seed away. And as soon as the soil is really, really moist you can water a little deeper and a little stronger and it can sustain itself. But it's very easy to grow your own pasture grass.


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