prepare soil for grass seed

Asked September 21, 2017, 8:19 PM EDT

I have a long needle pine tree that I use to through cut branch from other trees and dead fall.I have clean them up and would like to plant grass seed under some of it. what would I have to do to the soil. The tree is 35 to 40 years old or so. there is grass that is filling in from the edges as we have been clean up

Hennepin County Minnesota planting grass seed

1 Response

If the location is not to shady grass can be planted without doing much and will grow. If it is a very shady location grass will not do well. One could put down some compost before planting grass seed. If it is possible to water the grass seed that wIll help get it established.
Please see the link for lots of information about getting grass seed to grow and thrive.
http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/turfgrass/