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Weekend of September 24th: Seed the Lawn

If you've spent the summer lamenting your tattered yard or wishing that your patch of dirt were a blanket of soft blades, How to Seed a Lawn can help. "Seeding is the easiest thing for a homeowner to do," says This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook. "It just takes a little soil preparation, the right mix of seed, and lots of watering." We should warn you: It won't get any better this year, but next spring could be a whole other story if you seed this fall—the perfect time to start a new lawn.
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