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Will grass seed germinate if thrown on top of soil?


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Updated: 02/01/2016
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Answer: Yes
Oliver’s Landscaping Corporation
Answer: No
BLAKELY’S lawn care
Answer: Depends on the type of soil as well as what season it was thrown and how much water it is being used
Texas Green Boys LLC
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Answer: Yes just got to worry bout birds eating it
Martin lawn care
Answer: Yes but over seeding can lead to scorching
Cuttin-up Lawn Care And Grounds Maintenance
Answer: Most the time it will germinate
Sprinkle Me Sprinklers and Landscape
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Answer: Yes bare spots are most important but with ample amounts of water to grow new grass
Cuttin-up Lawn Care And Grounds Maintenance
Answer: Yes
Anthony Scott’s lawn service
Answer: Yes it will, but will not last. You show sow in the seed when installing a new lawn.
B- Sharp Property Maintenance
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Answer: Yes
ALFA
Answer: Yes it will.
Lawn Ranger
Answer: Not very consistently.
Warco Landscapes
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Answer: Not if soil isn't prepared in some instances some seeds will germinate
Aries Landscape & Construction
Answer: It can, but in most cases, it won't. There should be a layer of 1/8 to 1/4 inch of soil on top of the seed.
Kevin Catalano Gardening & Design
Answer: Yes in some cases as long as you water your seeds
Hardscaping Plus
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Answer: Yes, but it needs mesh cover to protect it
Innovation Landscaping LLC
Answer: yes
From Dandelions to Daisies Landscape & Design
Answer: In most cases
Live Oak Landscape & Concrete
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Answer: It can, but most likely it will have poor germination. Grass seed should be racked in with shreddings of topsoil or compost on top.
Affordacut LLC
Answer: yes
AHS Pro Landscape
Answer: Yes, but needs coated with mulch hay, straw etc. For it to germinate and so sun does not burn off roots as it grows. Also helps hold in moisture
Graham Excavating & Land Clearing LLC
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Answer: It should if kept watered lightly until germination
TERRY'S LAWN SERVICE
Answer: Some such as rye seeds will
Larry Pierce Lawn/Landscaping
Answer: Sometimes
Roop's Lawn Services, LLC
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Answer: Yes
Mahar Landscape Services
Answer: yes put downing a little can help
Selena's Landscape, Design & Tree Service, LLC
Answer: no
Lawn Care by Curt
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Answer: Yes it will, but not as well as if soil is punched or turned up.
Heartland Lawn & Landscapes
Answer: They can but its a 50 50 shot if it works unless you put a little cover on it such as straw
cayeringservices lawn & landscapes
Answer: yes
affordable lawn care 1
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Answer: No not properly it must be mixed into soil.
Land Tech Landscapes
Answer: yes
Neide's Lawn & Landscape LLC
Answer: Yes. It is recommended to sow in with a rake and cover with either straw or some similar erosion or straw mat.
Backyard Boys Enterprise, LLC
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Answer: Yes if the soil is not compacted or rolled
Green Seed Landscaping
Answer: Grass seed needs to be covered with approximately 1/4 inch of soil.
My Lawncare Service
Answer: No, it needs to be raked in and rolled then covered with a thin layer of mulch.
Gary Krause Landscaping and Design
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Answer: Yes, but it best to mix the seed into the soil and then the area needs to be roped off and is off limits until it grows.
Salinas Lawn Services
Answer: It will if it doesn't get blown or washed away, you should at least rake it in so the topsoil is a good 1/2" or so over it
Black Dirt Services LLC
Answer: It's possible but not ideal.
BlueMark Water
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Answer: yes but prefer compost mix with it
chesapeake bay landscaping
Answer: Should be raked in
Executive Designs llc
Answer: yes
CreekSide LawnCare LLC
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