Growing grass paths...
I want to grow grass paths on the allotment. There are three sections planned to grow it but none are quite ready.
The first area has been dug over and one part has muck on it with a black plastic covering. The other part was dug over and cardboard was laid with muck on top. I'm thinking of planting 3 - 4 dwarf fruit tree's in these area's and the plan is to grow grass between the tree's with an area of bare soil around the tree's so I can mulch each year, real lazy allotmenteering.
Q is do I just dig the muck in, level off, firm up the ground and scatter the seeds? Can it really be that simple or will the ground be too rich for the seed?
The third area is compact soil with ocassional weeds like dock and dandilion. This isn't a big area and could be dug over in a couple of hours. Would I then just rake over, firm up the ground and sow the seeds?
Just to add to the mix, I've been told now is the time to sow grass seed but I'm in the NW and although it's been warm and sunny for the past couple of days, there have been some cold mornings, and the nights can be chilly. Have I missed the window of opportunity to sow grass seed?