The success achieved with growing and maintaining a healthy lawn is directly related to the quality of the grass seed and it’s genetic capability of providing (1) a desirable blade of grass; (2) sturdy root structure; (3) the ability to be drought tolerant and disease & insect resistant. Choose only “named” variety seeds containing at least a portion of “turf-type” tall fescue. Successful seed germination is achieved by conducting moisture and warmth to the seed. When re-seeding an existing lawn, vigorously rake the lawn and clean out all dead debris. This will allow the seed to fall to the bottom of the crevices formed by the other blades of grass, providing the seed with a moist & warm environment.
When seeding bare soil, rake soil to loosen and leave grooves for seed to fall into. Tamp soil to make contact between seed & soil; or cover seed with 1/8″ of soil. When the soil temperature is warm, germination will take place. Short, frequent watering is only used for seed germination. For an established lawn, follow the watering guidelines on watering page.