After a pool renovation that lasted way too long this summer, I was left with a great looking pool but not one blade of grass.
The workers and all the heavy machinery completely destroyed my lawn. It's really not their fault because I had them do some grading of the yard so they scooped away the lawn and all the top soil along with it.
The estimate for new sod was crazy ($$$) and after all the pool work was done, it just wasn't in the budget. I thought about putting down grass seed on the concrete-like dirt that I was left with but decided it would be a waste. I didn't want a lawn that was more weed than grass so I did some research. Terraseeding was the solution I was looking for.
Now this isn't that green paint looking stuff that's sprayed along highways after construction is done. I think you could spray that Franken-grass on cement and you'd still have lawn in like an hour or something. No thanks.
Mulch Express USA, the vendor I chose, describes Terraseeding like this, "A 1-inch layer of Turf Start soil mix impregnated with seed is blown in using a patented computer calibrated Seed Injection System." The soil mix was nice a dark and actually looked like compost. And the guy with the hose kept the mixture out of my flower beds and put it down exactly how I wanted. That sounded great to me and it was only a 1/3 of the cost of having sod put down. All I had to do was keep it moist until the seeds germinated and I'd have a lush lawn.
I put the sprinklers on twice a day for about a half an hour and after 1 week the seeds germinated. After 4 weeks I had a 3 inch high lawn. I couldn't be happier with my new grass. Even now in December, it still looks pretty lush. Next spring my yard should look great.