Before tearing open the bag, turn it over and carefully make about 10 small holes in the bottom with a ballpoint pen, large paper clip or other sharpish, poker-type thing. PLEASE be careful not to poke your fingers or other body parts!
Tear open the bag at the top, where there’s a conveniently-provided notch for this purpose. (Note: we’re not at the cutting-the-bag-with-scissors part yet – that comes in step 4)
Remove the small foil packet of seeds with growing instructions printed on it.
Now you can cut the bag along the dotted line where the little scissors symbol appears (about halfway down the bag.)
Open the foil packet and spread the seeds evenly across the top of the soil. Then lightly mix the seeds into the top 1/4 inch of soil – just enough so that they are covered, but not too deep.
Place the bag on a saucer or in a shallow bowl. An aluminum pie pan works great, too. CAREFULLY pour about 1 cup of water into the bag, trying not to disturb the seeds as much as possible. Once the water soaks in, if there are a lot of seeds resting on top of the soil you can just poke them down a bit with your finger.
Place the bag and saucer/tray in a warm, out-of-the-way place that does not get a lot of light. Check the bag daily to make sure the soil stays moist, and water as needed.
Your seeds should start to sprout in about 3 days. Once you see the little sprouts poking up out of the soil, move the bag and saucer to a bright, well ventilated location (although not in direct sunlight). At this point you want to water about every 3 days, or more frequently if necessary to prevent the soil from drying out completely.
That’s it! Your Pet Greens Garden is ready for your pets to enjoy when the grass reaches about 2 inches in height. It can grow up to 7” high, but should be trimmed at about the 5” point to keep it fresh and healthy. For more information and tips on keeping your Pet Grass® fresher longer, please go to the tips section.