In lawn care, one of the great mysteries is how to grow a lawn from seed. It is not difficult even in situations that are not necessarily ideal.
On Sept 8th, I decided to plant some grass between a couple of bed of garlic that had been planted earlier. The 2 garlic beds have some mesh placed over them to keep the squirrels from digging in the beds.
Now these next 3 photos are taken 15 days after the seed was initially scattered on the ground.
I only watered the seed about 2-3 times. Fortunately, autumn is the best time of year to seed as this is the natural time for grass seed to grow. Grasses most often flower and go to seed in the summer and by the fall the seeds are ready to start to grow. In September, the weather is also ideal. The nights are cooler and we generally get more rain. Any moisture that is applied or falls as rain is less likely to dry up and evaporate with the cooler fall days.
Here you can see all the gravel that is in the pathway. Not an ideal soil for a lawn.
You can also see the pattern of the scratch marks made by the hoe. The seed of course grew better in the bottom of the scruffings as there is more moisture there.