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Question DetailsAsked on 7/5/2012

JP
Will grass grow in potting soil?

Just had some work done on the house and I need to replace about 200 square feet of grass around a new patio. I've got a bunch of leftover potting/gardening soil from my bulk purchase for our raised garden bed. Can you use potting soil to grow new grass from seed? Or can you only use top soil? I'm not sure if the grass will even grow, period, since we're in a long stretch of 100+ degree days here in Indy, but I'm really curious to see if I can get rid of this potting soil.

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It will germinate in the potting soil, but usually, potting soil has no real soil in it so it's not a very good choice for this purpose. Topsoil would be better. If you use the potting soil, be prepared to fertilize every few weeks until the grass is well established.

Answered 4 years ago by Labour of Love

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I planted grass seed in potting soil. It came up and did well, but then died. I would suggest you use top soil.

Answered 8 months ago by bill08505




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