Growing a New Lawn with Sprigs – Part 2

Lawn Care Service Tampa FL | SouthernGreenUSA.comOnce you have purchased your sprigs, you should get to work planting them as soon as possible. Read on as we continue our series on building a landscape through the sprigging process.

The most efficient way to plant sprigs is to cut shallow furrows in your landscape using a plow or the edge of a hoe. In these furrows, you should place the sprigs about 6 to 12 inches apart on the row. While placing the sprigs, cover part of them with soil and firm the furrow by either stepping on it or rolling it. The closer you can put the sprigs together, the faster your lawn will grow. Additionally, you should never place rows more than 6 to 8 inches apart.

Once your sprigs are firmly in the ground, they should be kept continually moist until the plants have taken root. You can water the areas lightly once or twice a day to allow the roots to grow properly. Overwatering the sprigs will prevent them from taking root. After the first few weeks, you can irrigate the sprigs less frequently until irrigation happens only once or twice a week.

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