Seeding Your Lawn - Great Lakes Ace Hardware Store

There are 3 important steps to seeding your lawn:

  1. For best results, seed in early Fall or Spring using a bluegrass, perennial ryegrass, fescue, or combination of all three. Clear the area of thatch and weeds and loosen the top 1”-2” of soil with a rake or cultivator.
  2. Use a hand spreader, or lawn spreader for overseeding, to evenly distribute seed and rake gently into the soil. Cover with a thin layer of top soil or straw. Use only starter fertilizer or organic fertilizers like Milorganite® or Lawn Restore® for 4-6 weeks after planting seed.
  3. Water enough to keep the top inch of soil constantly moist, not soaked, until new seed is established. If seeding during hotter times of the year this will require watering multiple times a day. For greener, thicker grass maintain your lawn with a regular feeding and watering program.

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