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We’re a shop for marijuana seeds, cannabis seeds, weed seeds or whatever you want to call them. We are here to make your growing adventure as enjoyable as it is rewarding.

Our marijuana seed bank offers high-quality, fast-germinating weed seeds with proven, stabilized genetics.

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Where can I find cannabis seeds for sale?

Homegrown Cannabis Co. has an amazing range of cannabis seeds for sale. We have everything from feminized seeds, regular seeds, autoflowering seeds USA and fast-flowering seeds, to high CBD and high THC seeds. The site is easy to navigate, full of fantastic offers, and our customer support staff are always ready to help.

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Introducing
Cultivars with Character

Homegrown Cannabis Co. is the only US seed bank truly committed to the grower. Our partnerships with leading industry figures sets us apart from other American cannabis seed banks, and reinforces our commitment to education, information and inspiration. We know that selecting the best cannabis seeds can be daunting, especially with such a vast library to choose from, so we asked our in-house experts to choose their favorite cannabis seeds for you. This is how Cultivars with Character was born.

If you love growing cannabis outdoors, you should definitely check out Nikki and Swami’s choice of cannabis seeds. Indoor grower? Our Kyle Kushman seeds will be perfect for your tent. And who could argue with the choice of the Father of the Cannabis industry? Steve DeAngelo’s cultivars are truly inspired!

With our Cultivars with Character, you can order seeds online with confidence. The choice of legends.

HOW TO GROW MARIJUANA

Kyle Kushman’s beginner’s guides are aimed at the novice, the newbie, the tenderfoot… those of you starting from scratch. He shows you everything from buying and setting up your equipment, to germination and planting, right through to supercropping, harvesting and curing. Your journey starts here.

Why Choose HOMEGROWN?

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Follow the steps in our germination guide and your seeds will be guaranteed to pop. In the unlikely event your seeds fail to germinate, we will replace like for like quickly and without fuss.

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We are blog-posting machines here at Homegrown. We post about anything and everything to do with growing cannabis at home: tips, guides, troubleshooting, strain history, plant facts… everything you need to improve your growing skills.

At Ganja Ma Gardens, Swami and Nikki grow cannabis outdoors from seed. Follow as they explain the process and rewards of growing weed outdoors.

Meet the Authors

Do you want to know the processes practiced by some of the cannabis industry’s leading figures? Get a masterclass in cannabis cultivation; learn the best indoor growing techniques from the legendary Kyle Kushman and start to harness the power of mother nature with Swami Chaitanya’s writing on outdoor growing. Peek behind the curtain of numerous advocacy projects care of Steve DeAngelo, founder of the Last Prisoner Project and Radio Free Cannabis.

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We value our customers above all else, we understand how frustrating it can be if your seeds don’t germinate. For this reason, we created our Germination Guarantee to compensate customers whose seeds do not germinate.

Our Germination Guarantee applies to any seeds purchased from us (within a specific period of time) and can only be claimed once per order.

After buying your seeds and growing equipment, the next step in any homegrowers journey is germinating your seeds. We understand that this can be stressful, to that end we have created a germination guide to walk customers through the steps so that they can correctly germinate their seeds. Check out our Germination Guide video and learn exactly what to do every step of the way.

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At first I was a little skeptical on buying seeds online but they have made the experience an awesome one. Fast delivery and an excellent knowledge base on anything you could possibly want to know. The seeds are of excellent quality and from germination to 2 in tall has only taken less than a week! I will be purchasing again and I would highly recommend anybody thinking about it this is the place to do it.

After picking my seeds from the wide selection offered by Homegrown Cannabis I’m happy to report they arrived in quick order. Not only does the company provide seeds, but just as importantly, they offer educational videos- how-to’s on a wide variety of grow related subjects. Happy about my purchase.

This is the only place that I order my seeds from. I have tried other companies and either never recieve them, they don’t germinate. I have never had an issue with this company. Great prices,speedy shipping,always freebies, and they always germinate. I only recommend them.

How to start growing marijuana plants?

You can start growing marijuana plants from one of two primary sources; either from clone or from seed – both methods have their pros and cons.

What are marijuana clones?

Generally, commercial cannabis producers will plant thousands of seeds of one strain and choose the best plant or “phenotype.” They will then stabilize the pheno over many generations to produce a commercially viable cultivar. This process is often called “phenofinding” or “strain hunting” by both professionals and hobbyists alike. Cuttings (or cannabis clones) will be taken from that individual cannabis plant, enabling consistent genetics for mass production (think of a McDonalds’ Cheeseburger – these are exactly the same across the globe).

For the typical homegrower, it’s much easier from a practical and logistical perspective to use seeds rather than clones. It makes more sense financially and will usually produce better overall results. Stronger cannabis plants, less prone to disease.

Why grow weed from seed?

In nature, marijuana seeds, like human beings, contain the combined genetic information of both parents, expressing different parental traits and often new, surprising traits that both parents lack. This constant recombination of genes is the cornerstone of evolution. The cannabis seeds purchased from a reputable seed bank are specially selected offspring, stabilized for uniformity but still subject to the laws of nature. Your Homegrown seeds will produce very similar plants, but can still throw up some interesting and exciting phenos.

Growing from a good stock of pot seeds will usually produce a stronger cannabis plant with higher quality genetics and, importantly, will likely produce bigger yields of better cannabis.

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You can learn how to grow marijuana from seed in our A Beginner’s Guide Series with Kyle Kushman. Learn from the best to grow the best!

Where to buy weed seeds online?

If you want to order marijuana seeds online, you’re here so you’re already well on your way! A great many cannabis consumers love the idea of growing their own marijuana plant — whether the plants are used for recreational purposes or to produce medical marijuana – and 2020 saw an explosion in the numbers of people beginning to grow their own cannabis (or weed or pot, as you prefer) at home. Marijuana seeds, USA. As with all types of cultivation, people find it incredibly rewarding to consume the fruits of their labour, never more so than with cannabis.

Our customers and community members often talk about the joy of being able to nurture their cannabis plant all the way from the seed to the final harvest and take great pride in their involvement at each step of the process. People love growing marijuana! In fact, this is exactly the principle on which Homegrown Cannabis Co. was founded – to empower our customers and fellow weed enthusiasts to grow amazing marijuana at home with the best, and most stable marijuana seeds USA. Quite simply, we boast the best marijuana seeds for sale anywhere in the world.

Best place to buy marijuana seeds online USA

While weed seeds for sale are now much easier to find than ever before, you should remain vigilant, careful and open-eyed. All is often not what it seems. Many claim to be the best seed banks or the best place to buy marijuana seeds online in the USA, but few actually offer stable genetics. There are some sites that claim to be american seed banks, but are actually European.

These cannabis seed banks online ship from Europe, and you can find that your seeds will take many, many weeks to arrive, if they arrive at all! Besides the reduced chance of a successful delivery, international shipments are exceptionally bad for seeds, for a number of reasons. These range from temperature fluctuations in transit to actual physical damage. Reduce your risk – make sure you’re buying cannabis seeds USA.

At Homegrown, we’re proud to partner with American institutions like the Veterans Cannabis Coalition, industry titans like Steve D’Angelo and celebrated marijuana grow experts like Kyle Kushman and Nikki & Swami Chaitanya. We’re California based and deliveries usually take less than 5 days from order to door (allowing for exceptional circumstances, as with the current Covid pandemic). Nobody beats Homegrown for pot seeds online. We deliver and believe we are the best place to buy marijuana seeds online USA.

Many online sellers offering cannabis seeds for sale don’t really understand what they’re selling, they’re simply “moving products.” At Homegrown, we’ve run our breeding programs for two decades – we are our cannabis seeds. We are an authentic, genuine, time-served marijuanna seeds company and we eat, drink and sleep marijuana. Our goal is to deliver a successful cannabis grow for everyone… and anyone.

Whether you’re a beginner looking for tips, guides, information, community and the best starter products or a seasoned grower looking for the best US seed banks, or simply for the best place to buy weed seeds USA, you’re in the right place. Start right here and make sure you get the best cannabis seeds available. You deserve only the best.

Am I getting quality genetics from my cannabis seeds?

If you’re searching the internet for information, watching marijuana youtube channels, visiting marijuana growing forums or looking at other types of media, you’ll likely have heard marijuana breeders talk about “unstable genetics.” This typically means that a cannabis strains origin is unknown, or that the lineage of that seed or strain is of poor genetic quality (often from rushing production, sacrificing the diligent testing of responsible online cannabis seed banks).

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Our breeding partners possess state-of-the-art facilities in North America, South America and Europe. With one of the oldest collections of original mothers in the world and proven, stable hybrids, Homegrown offers the best quality marijuana seeds for sale and the largest collection of stable marijuana strains in seed form anywhere in the world. Our library is so extensive, we also produce seeds for many of the most reputable companies on the internet – we won’t name names before you ask!

Make sure when you buy your marijuanaseed online that the brand, the marijuana seed bank or the breeder who produced them can provide details on where the seeds came from (the lineage) and how they were crossed and/or backcrossed. If you cannot gain access to a seed’s history it could be literally anything and the result of poor breeding practices. That won’t give you the best chance of producing a quality, Homegrown crop.

It’s not unusual for an unprofessional or inexperienced breeder to simply cross a male and a female and sell the resulting seeds as a new hybrid strain. In contrast, professional breeders, breeding programs and the best seed banks will put their strains through several generations of backcrossing to stabilize the genetics, ensuring consistent plants that reflect those genetics.

At Homegrown, we do just this. We guarantee you ALWAYS receive marijuana strains you’ll be delighted with. We’ve partnered with the best so you can be sure of one thing – our credibility!

How do marijuana laws affect buying pot seeds?

The law is obviously an important thing to consider before looking for pot seeds for sale or searching for the best place to buy marijuana seeds. You should certainly check the laws in your area regarding which types of cannabis or marijuana products you’re allowed to purchase, as well as any laws about growing weed from seed at home.

The legal status of cannabis products and home-growing marijuana will dictate where and how you buy weed seeds online. If you live in a state where it is legal to grow weed at home and there are not that many restrictions on home growing, you’ll likely be able to buy cannabis directly from your favorite licensed dispensary. In some cases, you may even have the option of buying from a brick-and-mortar retailer or an online retailer. As mentioned earlier, there are weed seed banks that exist outside of the US, and will sell seeds for “souvenir purposes” only. Do note, however, it is technically illegal to bring seeds into the US and Customs will very likely seize any pot seeds that they find in the mail or on an individual opening that mail.

For most Americans, ordering from overseas is not a sensible way of buying marijuana seeds online. Companies that use these tactics to sell seeds online will not be able to legally provide information on the product itself, the genesis of the product, or help you in the event things don’t work out perfectly. These are all things that we consider to be vitally important to our Homegrown customers. While we offer seeds for sale and allow you to order seeds online, our core philosophy at Homegrown Cannabis Co is that we sell expectation. We aim to deliver.

Growing marijuana plants? Make Sure You Plan Ahead.

Whichever way you choose to go about buying your weed seeds, you need to plan ahead before growing marijuana. Here are some of the most important things you’ll need to consider, to ensure your marijuana seed purchase will meet your needs, objectives and, most importantly, your expectations.

How many seeds should I buy? Are they all going to survive?

Irrespective of the cannabis strain you buy, or whether you buy that strain as regular seeds, feminized cannabis seeds, or autoflowering seeds, you should consider how many marijuana plants you’ll want to grow. It’s a great idea, and a good moment, to recheck your local area laws and identify the number of plants you’re legally allowed to grow.

Nature is nature. No matter the stability of the genetics or the quality of a strain, you should always plan on a certain percentage of your feminized seeds failing to germinate, or, and this is far less likely, producing less than perfect plants. Genetic diversity is the foundation of evolution, but you’re far more likely to have a happy surprise than an unpleasant one.

Marijuana seeds have a natural viability rate between 90% and 100%. This is natural selection. You are very, very likely to enjoy a 100% germination rate with your Homegrown weed seeds, but it’s not uncommon to experience a 10% fail rate, or to have a seedling fail. It’s disappointing, sure, but it’s part of life.

Understanding this, you should plan on purchasing more seeds than you think you’ll need from your chosen marijuana seed co. For example, if you want to grow 4 plants, we’d recommend purchasing an 8 pack, if you want to grow 8 plants, we’d recommend a 12 pack. As a general guideline, assume that at least 10% of the seeds you plant will, for one reason or another, not make it to harvest. We’d recommend purchasing up to 2 times the number of seeds. Correctly stored cannabis seeds will last for many years, they won’t go to waste.

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If you wish to purchase regular seeds (seeds that will produce, on average, equal numbers of male and female cannabis plants) you need to plan for the males. While the average numbers are 50/50, you could end up with a 100% male or 100% female crop.

A good guide for regular seeds is to purchase up to 4 times the number of female plants you wish to grow. If you want six cannabis plants to harvest for buds and are growing from regular seeds, consider buying up to 24 regular cannabis seeds. Some might not germinate, some will turn out to be male cannabis plants and you’ll want to choose the six best phenotypes from what remains.

The short version here is that, for best results and to ensure minimal frustrations, buy and plant more seeds than the number of mature plants you want to produce. We know that this can put more financial pressure on the beginner grower, but the good news is you can find more than 20 strains in the cheap weed seeds section with our amazing BOGOs.

Where do you want to grow? Indoor or Outdoor?

You’ll need to decide if you will be cultivating your cannabis garden inside or outside. Growing cannabis indoors gives you considerable flexibility, as you’ll be able to control and fine-tune the local environment for your specific plants or strains. This gives you more freedom in terms of which kind of seeds you decide to buy. On the other hand, if you plan on growing outdoors, you’ll likely be well-served spending a little more time looking at the specific traits of the seeds you want to purchase, to ensure they will perform positively in your environment and climate.

Growing marijuana outdoors

The first quarter – or certainly the months of January and February – of the year is the perfect time to start planning your outdoor marijuana garden, to get a head start on the outdoor growing season. To take advantage of the perfect growing conditions, you’ll likely be running an outdoor grow from a given point sometime between March and November although exactly when will be dictated by your geographical location.

You can find a selection of our best outdoor strains right here, and you should definitely check out the recommended strains from our master outdoor growers, Swami and Nikki from Swami Select. Cannabis seeds California style!

Growing marijuana indoors

For indoor grows, the outdoor or ambient conditions obviously play a far lesser part in the decision – the time of year is rarely a big factor for the smaller home grower. Your time is best invested in planning where to locate your indoor marijuana grow and choosing the most appropriate cannabis growing equipment you can find, based on the specifics of your grow area and your budget. Using the best equipment to grow your own marijuana can have dramatic results on the cost of production and can be the difference between a successful and unsuccessful harvest.

Check out our best indoor strains here or take a look at the favourite strains of our indoor guru, Kyle Kushman.

Indica, sativa, or hybrid


There is a seemingly endless – yet still growing – variety of marijuana strains available today. The beauty of breeding is that it’s always possible to create something new, even if the differences are subtle or nuanced. Before buying marijuana seeds, you’ll want to be clear on what kind of pot you want to end up with, and this is often determined by the kind of broad, overall effect you want or need.

Indica seeds or indica strains are more likely to deliver physical, bodily effects. They’re often linked to relaxation, sedation or managing pain. Most marijuana products marketed as sleep-aids are indica-dominant. Sativa seeds or sativa strains are usually linked with a more cerebral or mental high that can increase energy, provide a buzzy high and / or are generally mentally stimulating. Hybrid strains, as the name suggests are a mix of both Indica and Sativa traits and will produce a variety of effects, depending on the specific parent strains used to create the hybrid.

Which strain do you want to grow?

Having made a broad choice on the type of cannabis you want to cultivate, you should consider some strain specifics beyond the three general categories of indica, sativa or hybrid. If you are not totally sure which strain you want to grow, or you’re curious to learn about other strains you might not be familiar with, browse through the online catalogs of reputable seed banks and read about the various strains currently available.

A good place to begin narrowing down your ideal strain selection would be to consider some or all of the following.

What is the potency of the strain? If you’re looking to buy seeds to grow a potent plant, you should ask if the strain tends to produce plants with high THC levels or high CBD levels. Usually there is a trade-off between the two.

Are you looking for very productive, mature marijjuana plants? High yield strains can be a great choice but remember: the amount of room required to house them is more than normal. That can be especially important for an indoor grow.

Are you a beginner? If so, you may want to consider autoflowering strains. You don’t need to be an expert to grow autoflowers and we have a huge range – you can browse autoflower seeds usa here. On the other hand, more experienced cultivators may prefer to stick with time-served photoperiod cannabis strains.

Do you want seeds better suited for medical marijuana or recreational marijuana? We have an excellent selection of high cbd seeds available, ideal for medicinal cannabis.

You can also consider other factors such as flavor and aroma, specific desirable effects and budget.

When you’ve decided which strain you want to grow, be sure to do a bit of research to familiarize yourself with the unique growing needs and specifications of that strain. While there are general guidelines for growing any type of cannabis, different strains also have their own specific needs. Similarly, some strains do better in specific parts of the world or climates. You should grow a strain that is well-suited to the growing environment you’ll be creating for your plants.

How much do weed seeds cost?

Cannabis seeds for sale USA historically come in packs of 5, 10 or sometimes 12 – in the case of regular pot seeds. At Homegrown, we researched, spoke with and listened to customer feedback and we offer our seeds in packs of 4, 8 and 12 (24 seed packs are also available). This more accurately represents the most typical homegrown garden sizes in legal marijuana states. For customers requiring larger orders, we also operate a designated wholesale department.

We offer retail seeds from as little $7.00 per seed, and we offer free delivery on larger packs. Smaller pack sizes cost a little more per seed. Typically the standard 12 packs cost around $10 per seed while some of more high-end genetics can run to around $12 per seed.

Feminized and autoflower seeds will generally cost more, but this reflects the extensive research and development required to create them. Buy cannabis seeds online USA here.

Note: If you are actively using the internet for research purposes, you should be aware that many publications and information repositories frequently mis-spell some of the more common terms you may want to use. Here are some of the more popular incorrect searchable terms you may want to use in your information gathering: canabis seeds, cannibis seeds, marajuana seeds, canibus seeds, cannibus seeds, canabus seeds, marijauna seed, marihuana seeds, and marijuna seeds.

Weed And Seed

National Weed and Seed Program — U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Weed and Seed

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Weed and Seed program was developed to demonstrate an innovative and comprehensive approach to law enforcement and community revitalization, and to prevent and control violent crime, drug abuse, and gang activity in target areas. The program, initiated in 1991, attempts to weed out violent crime, gang activity, and drug use and trafficking in target areas, and then seed the target area by restoring the neighborhood through social and economic revitalization. Weed and Seed has three objectives: (1) develop a comprehensive, multiagency strategy to control and prevent violent crime, drug trafficking, and drug-related crime in target neighborhoods; (2) coordinate and integrate existing and new initiatives to concentrate resources and maximize their impact on reducing and preventing violent crime, drug trafficking, and gang activity; and (3) mobilize community residents in the target areas to assist law enforcement in identifying and removing violent offenders and drug traffickers from the community and to assist other human service agencies in identifying and responding to service needs of the target area. To achieve these goals, Weed and Seed integrates law enforcement, community policing, prevention, intervention, treatment, and neighborhood restoration efforts. The Weed and Seed program is being implemented in more than 150 communities across the country.

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The Executive Office for Weed and Seed (EOWS) within the Office of Justice Programs is responsible for overall program policy, coordination, and development. EOWS also serves to enhance the law enforcement and prosecution coordination among Federal, State, and local agencies, and coordinates with other cooperating programs and agencies such as Ameri-Corps, Empowerment Zones/Enterprise Communities, and the Comprehensive Communities Program.

Contact information:

Paul Casagrande, Program Manager
Executive Office for Weed and Seed
U.S. Department of Justice
810 Seventh Street NW., Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20531
202­616­1152

How to Restore a Lawn Full of Weeds

If your lawn is patchy and full of weeds, it will never be the envy of the neighborhood. What you’re after is a lush, green lawn with even grass and no dandelions poking their way through. That may sound hard to achieve, but it isn’t too difficult if you follow these steps.

If you only have a few pesky weeds punctuating your lawn, you may be able to dig them up by hand—paying careful attention to make sure you get them roots and all. But if your lawn is overrun with weeds, you may need to start from scratch. Here’s our how-to guide on restoring a lawn full of weeds.

Once your lawn is nice and green, we recommend hiring a professional lawn care company to help you maintain it to keep it weed-free. Our top recommendation goes to industry leader TruGreen.

Restoring a Lawn Full of Weeds in 10 Steps

Step 1: Identify the Weeds You Have

In order to make a successful game plan, you’ll need to know just what kind of weeds you’re dealing with. Weed treatments are designed to target specific weeds, so what may work on your broadleaf weeds may leave your grass-like weeds A-OK.

Weeds come in multiple categories, either broadleaf, grass-like, or grassy.

Broadleaf
  • Appearance: Broad, flat leaves
  • Common types: Clover, ground ivy, dandelions, chickweed
Grass-like
  • Appearance: Similar to grass, with hollow leaves in a triangular or tube shape
  • Common types: Nutsedge, wild garlic, wild onion
Grassy
  • Appearance: Resembles grass, grows one leaf at a time
  • Common types: Foxtail, annual bluegrass, quackgrass, crabgrass

Weeds can be broken down further into categories based on their life cycle—annual, biennial, or perennial.

  • Annual: Produces seeds during one season only
  • Biennial: Produces seeds during two back-to-back seasons
  • Perennial: Produces seeds over many seasons

Step 2: Select a Proper Herbicide

Next, it’s time to select the proper weed treatment based on both weed classification and the stage in their life cycle. Pre-emergent herbicides tackle weed issues before they spring up. Post-emergent herbicides target established weeds.

Keep in mind that herbicides can kill whatever plant life they come into contact with—even if the label says otherwise—so handle with care. If your aim is to re-establish your lawn, as we recommend, killing your existing, thinning grass isn’t a big deal, since you will need to start fresh anyway.

Step 3: Apply the Treatment

For this step, it’s crucial that you follow the directions to the letter. Make sure you apply the proper product at the proper time. It’s a good idea to check out the forecast beforehand, since you don’t want any storms to wash away your herbicide.

*First application. See quote for terms and conditions.

Step 4: Wait It Out

How soon you can plant seed depends on the type of weed treatment you choose. Pre-emergent herbicides will prevent grass seeds from growing just as much as weed seeds, so it would be no good to sow seeds immediately after.

Depending on the type of weed treatment you choose, you may need to wait for up to four weeks. You can ask your local garden center for information about when it’s safe to plant.

Step 5: Rake and Till

Once the weeds—and grass, if applicable—turn brown, it’s time to bust out your rake. Rake up as much of the weeds as you can. Use your tilling fork to pull any extra weeds out and till the soil to prepare it for your amendments and seed.

Step 6: Dethatch and Aerate

Aerating your lawn can help break up thatch, the layer of decomposing organic matter between your lawn’s soil and grass blades. Thatch can be beneficial, since it can make your lawn more resilient and provide insulation from extreme temperatures and changes in soil moisture. But if it gets over a half-inch in thickness, it can cause root damage, including root rot.

Your raking and tilling from the previous step can help with dethatching, but you can also use a dethatching rake if the layer is too excessive.

Aeration improves your grassroots’ access to air, nutrients, and water. Use a spike or core aerator to break up the soil. If you use a core aerator, be sure to make two to three passes in different directions. Allow the plugs of soil you remove to decompose on top of your soil layer rather than remove them.

Step 7: Amend the Soil

Now, you can apply your soil amendment to ready your soil for the grass seed or sod.

Step 8: Lay Down Seed or Sod

You have a choice ahead of you. Do you want to lay down seed or sod? There are pros and cons to each.

  • Pros: Less expensive, more variety
  • Cons: Takes longer to germinate, can only lay at certain times of year depending on grass type
  • Pros: Instant grass, can lay any time of year, requires little maintenance
  • Cons: More costly, less variety in grass can mean less healthy lawn overall

To prepare the soil after either method, make sure you till it down to roughly 6 to 8 inches.

Laying seed

First, you need to choose the right type of seed for your lawn. That will depend on the region you live in—one that needs cool-season grasses, warm-season grasses, or a transition zone that allows more flexibility. After you determine which category you need, you can select specific grasses that may have attributes you’re after, like heat- or drought-resistance.

To seed your lawn, lay down approximately 1 inch of topsoil, then use a spreader to apply the seed to the soil.

We recommend using two different types of spreaders. For the majority of the work, you should use a broadcast spreader because they distribute seed evenly, allowing for thorough coverage. But you’ll want to use a drop spreader around the edges of garden beds to make sure you don’t inadvertently drop seed into them.

Always set the spreader to half the recommended drop rate and spread the seed in one direction, then one or two more in different directions to make sure the coverage is nice and even. You don’t want your lawn to have weird patterns or stripes.

Applying the right amount of seed is key. As a general rule of thumb, apply roughly 15 seeds per each square inch, then rake over the seed.

Top the seed with top dressing no greater than ¼ inch thick.

Then, it’s time to add starter fertilizer. Your best bet is to use a starter fertilizer high in phosphorus. However, due to concerns about water pollution, many states prohibit the use of phosphorus in fertilizers. Some states may allow phosphorus in fertilizers for establishing new lawns. If so, you’ll find fertilizers labeled “new lawn” or “starter fertilizer.”

Step 9: Water Your Lawn

Deep, infrequent watering can help establish your lawn by allowing it to grow deep roots, which can compete against weeds. Try to water your lawn about twice a week, in the morning before the heat of the day sets in. Lawns typically need about 1.5 inches of water per week, but that could vary based on the climate you live in and the type of grass seed you chose.

Step 10: Maintain Your Lawn

Proper maintenance is critical if you want your newly established lawn to stay weed-free. Mow at either the highest or second-highest setting. Vigorous grass won’t be choked out by weeds. Fertilize your lawn as needed to help it thrive.

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