Ground covers will transform bare dirt into lawn and flowers
I'm building a house and all around the building site the ground is muddy and scarred. So just before the rains I drove into town and bought rye grass, something called sod buster, and some wildflower seed. It took a couple of hours to spread the seed. I could have used this Earthway 1001-B Precision Garden Seeder with 6 Seed Plates, but time was precious and I had to get the seed broadcast before the rain.
I used 50 lbs of rye seed(local feed store) and 25 lbs of sod buster mix(Peaceful Valley farms #SCM620). The sod buster will be good on the flat where heavy machinery has compressed the soil into hardpan. The wildflower seeds were pricey(again Peaceful Valley #SWF620) but I think they will be worth it. I planted them right around the house where mud and puddles make walking unpleasant. In the spring there will be flowers of all kinds making the landscape lovely. Transforming thishopefully into something like this
Right now, after the rain, we have the small beginnings of the transformation.
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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at December 2, 2009 11:46 AM