What seed should I buy? How much do I need? Watch these videos to find out how the importance of selecting the correct type of seed, the correct quality of seed, how to spread seed and fertilizer, and how to cover the seed.
Buy Good Seed
Buying good seed starts with reading the tag.
Using a Spreader & Measuring Your Lawn
A few tips on setting the spreader and figuring out square feet.
Spreading the Seed
It's time to spread the seed! First spread it one way over the whole lawn, then change directions and spread the other way. This ensures full coverage. Lastly, spread a little extra seed on the edges by hand.
Review Seeding Job
After spreading out your seed, walk the area. It is better to touch-up areas now than have unnecessary bare spots later.
Scratching the Surface
Lightly rake it in. A quick, gentle raking will help obtain that very important seed-to-soil contact.
Adding Starter Fertilizer
When the new seedlings emerge, they are going to be hungry! Starter fertilizer will help them grow quickly. Remember, for first seedings ONLY use fertilizer that does NOT contain weed killer.
Covering Up the Seed
The last step is to add a mulch product to help cover and hold the seeds in place until they begin to sprout.