Bowling Enterprises, Inc.  
PO Box 457
Bear Lake, MI 49614-0457
Floyd Bowling
231-864-2653 or 888-556-4673 (toll free)
231-864-2675 (fax)
Phil Miller
231-723-2646
email: bowlinginc@yahoo.com
LAWN SEED
Premium Lawn Seed
SEED BED PREPARATION
-Loosen soil to a depth of 3-4 inches
-Rake and smooth.  Remove rocks and debris golf ball size and larger.  
-Apply LawnScience Starter fertilizer per label directions.  
TO OVER-SEED OR FILL IN THIN SPOTS
-Mow grass as short as possible
-Scratch soil to 1/2 inch deep

PLANTING
-Distribute seed evenly.  Lawn seed germinates best when barely covered with 1/8 inch of soil.  
-After seeding, lightly rake area(or roll it with an empty lawn mower to insure good seed to soil
contact.  

APPLYING SEED EVENLY
-First determine the amount of seed needed to cover the desired area.  
-Apply 1/2 of the seed in a North and South pattern.  
-Apply the remaining 1/2 in an East to West pattern.  

WATERING
SPECIAL NOTE: LACK OF PROPER WATERING IS THE MOST COMMON REASON WHY
LAWNS FAIL TO ESTABLISH!!!
-Water initially so the soil is moist to a depth of about 1 inch.  Keep root-zone moist.  
-Water your new lawn 2-3 times daily (depending on rainfall)
-Soil must remain moist until the new turf has fully germinated (3-4 weeks)
-We recommend continued watering through the third mowing.  
-Then water as necessary.  

MOWING
-Mow your new lawn for the first time when it reaches 3 inches.  
-To prevent seeding damage mow with a sharp blade.  
-Mow regularly, trying to remove no more than 1/3 of  leaf at any one time.  

FERTILIZING
-Apply LawnScience Brand Lawn Food according to label directions in 30 days.  The nutrients will
help the grass to become healthy and thick.  
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DO NOT use any weed control or "weed and feed products until after the third mowing.  

WHEN TO PLANT
-EarthCarpet Mixes and Blends are best established in late summer or early spring.  This allows
the seed to take advantage of the longest periods of optimum growing conditions.  

TEST SOIL
-TEST DON'T GUESS Obtains a soil test before planting.  Soil testing identifies what soil needs
and what soil does not need
-A soil test will help determine if any amendments are needed and what fertilizer nutrients apply.  

SELECT SEED
-Choose an EarthCarpet seed mixture or blend that matches the site conditions of the lawn.  

FERTILIZE PROPERLY
-Regular feedings are important.  Follow the LawnScience lawn care program for best results

WATER AS NEEDED
-Lawns will need supplemental water during dry periods

CONTROL PESTS
-Control pest like weeds, insects, and fungus if needed.  
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