Looking Seedy

Happy Birthday, dear son!!!

The weather has warmed up and rain seems to fall every third day or so.

The space behind the bump-out is full of weeds and bare spots.

That makes it the perfect time for me to ask Charlie to throw a little grass seed in the yard.

Grass seed for sunny areas

The last major seeding was done back in the fall of 2013. The last time we used “heat-tolerant Blue Mix” since it was in the open area of the yard.

Charlie raked up the thatch and scuffed the dirt to ready the yard for over-seeding.

He dethatched the yard near the back of the house.

Dense shade mix

We had a little seed (dense shade mix) left over from other projects which he used to over-seed the lawn between the house and the potager.

This grass seed is coated with a substance that helps hold moisture which gives it a bluish cast.

I received a text that said he needs about 10 pounds more of grass seed.  The Scott’s Turf Builder we use comes in 3, 7, and 20 pound bags so I opted for the 7 pounder. I’m purchasing Scott’s Sun and Shade mix this time since we have a combination of areas around the house.

Hoping this will fill in in about a month.

I’m hoping this grass will at least be spouted by the first weekend in May so we can have an indoor/outdoor bridal shower.

Charlie also planted a nice row of sunflowers on the side of the house just for me.

Do you prefer spring or fall to seed the lawn? Or have you replaced the your lawn with other plants?

I have not been perked or paid to use Scott’s grass seed. It was recommended to me by the farm manager at work who does a lot more seeding than we do.


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Looking Seedy”

    1. Do everything they say on the website which is something we do not do and therefore have plenty of weeds. We have a lot of clay so our top surface needs to be enhanced with topsoil. Jo

  1. We need to seed our front yard. Over the last few years it’s gotten so weedy–weed seeds blow in from neighbors’ yards, and we don’t use chemicals. It needs the works: plugging, compost, and seed. We talk about it but that’s all so far!
    I never noticed the bump-out on the back of your house before.

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