How to Use Peat Moss for Lawn? The Detailed Guide

How to Use Peat Moss for Lawn? The Detailed Guide

Creating a new lawn with light seeding bed is an effort being made worthwhile when soil become easier to work into.

Prior to planting grass, adding an organic matter to your lawn is super important, and this organic matter is the peat moss.

What Properties Made Peat Useful for Lawn?

It has a structure that adds aeration to the soil, giving the seed a good airflow that’s needed for germination. More so, it can retain nutrients and moisture to help light soil and support growth.

It hasten germination rate of grass seed and support compositing if introduced into the soil.

It effectively manage odour in soil, aerates heavy clay and sand soils, as well as aiding the soil from been hard and in compact together.

What Materials Are Needed For Lawn Using Peat Moss?

These materials include; Peat moss, Grass seed, Starter grass fertilizer, Fertilizer spreader, Rake, Garden tiller/hoe, Sprinkler, and Garden hose.

Read also: Is Peat Moss Fertilizer?

What Are the Step By Step Procedure for Lawn Using Peat Moss?

Create your lawn by first turning or breaking up the soil surface using a garden tiller/hoe, up to about 6 inches in depth. You can remove obstacles like rocks or weeds using a rake.

Now add the peat moss to the soil and spread it evenly and entirely across the whole surface at about 2 inches deep.

Over the surface of the loosed 6 inches, turn on the garden tiller to its slowest speed to enable the peat moss to be mixed by the tines, thereby pushing it down slowly and firmly into the ground.

To use the fertilizer spreader, put the starter grass fertilizer into it and spread strategically by choosing to start from either east to west or north to south, following recommended directions until it cover the entire surface of the lawn area.

Using the fertilizer spreader, pour the grass seed into it and apply the recommended amount of grass seed into two directions (from east to west and north to south), with each directions taking half the amount of the recommended grass seed.

You must ensure that the rows in each direction do not extend over each other.

You must find ways to cover the grass seeds you’ve spread with soil, ensuring that it’s not covered more than one-quarter inch deep, otherwise it won’t germinate.

You can cover the seeds with soil by simply walking to and fro in rows, or dragging the back of a garden rake over the lawn without forcing it down.

Aftermath, you can now use a sprinkler and garden hose to start watering and irrigating the seeds thoroughly to make it moist often until it germinates.

With the usage of peat moss in your garden for lawn as seen in this article, it is therefore worthwhile to say it is a process that’s obviously not difficult or time-consuming.

It is a process that will enhance the life and appearance of your grass and plants.