How to Grow Pet Grass

  • plastic milk carton
  • black marker
  • kid-safe scissors
  • small to medium pet bowl to use as gardening container
  • drill (adult supervision required)
  • gravel
  • potting soil
  • pet grass seeds of choice

Step 1: Make a Label for Your Pet Grass

For the labels, cut a panel from a plastic milk carton and then draw an outline of the shape of your pet with a black marker.

Step 2: Decorate Your Label

Add features, such as whiskers, eyes, nose and a mouth, using the black marker. Then cut out the pet shape so it's ready as a label for the container.

Step 3: Drill Holes

Ask an adult to drill holes into the base of the container. Fill with a little gravel and then add potting soil. Moisten the soil and let the water soak through.

Step 4: Choose Your Seeds

Felines enjoy cat grass, while dogs prefer Lucerne grass. Sow barley, oats and wheat for your rabbit, and timothy meadow grass and plantains for guinea pigs.

Step 5: Bury Large Seeds

Push large seeds, like cat grass, slightly below the surface of soil. Cover them with soil using your fingertips.

Step 6: Add Small Seeds

Sprinkle small seeds, such as Lucerne grass, over the surface of moist soil. Add a thin layer of soil on top.

Step 7: Water The Containers

Keep the containers well watered as the plants grow. Trim the plants using scissors to keep them at a good height for your pet.

1 Comments About this How To

  • Donna Wand
    I had no idea there was a different type of grass for pets. This was useful and now the kids have a project to work on.

    Posted 3 years ago

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