Is the seed at least mixed grasses or just a mono-culture? I'd suggest you look at what you can add to the grass seed (or simply allow to re-seed from the bird seed you're planting sooner) that would make the lawn area a more permaculture-friendly Polyculture. I have English daisies and Johnny Jump-ups in mine, and I also put down crocus bulbs to come up early spring. I adjusted my lawnmower to cut 4" high which *really* helps the soil by both encouraging deep roots, shading it, and supporting worms and microbes. Think shag rug look rather than Berber carpet! It takes some people a bit of time to accept longer grass, but once I saw how much longer it stayed green without needing water, I was sold on it.
Jackie Bodiou wrote:We have a bag of grass seed we're planning on planting as soon as it cools off.