Thursday, January 28, 2010

Anticipating a heavy snow

The top portion of our dog run in the backyard is a giant mess of mud and weeds, but I'm hoping to add some grass with the help of the approaching winter storm.

I sowed about 20 pounds of grass seed on the plot yesterday. I was told by my late father-in-law that the best time to plant grass seed is just before a heavy snow. The snow pack drills the seed down to an appropriate level which lets the seed germinate in the spring. The grass is healthier because it grows from a natural depth.

That's the way its supposed to work. We'll see in the spring.

There's a story behind the gazing ball in the photo, but we'll save that for another day.

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