Make sure as recommended in the “Turfgrass Selection” that your seed mixture complies to your site expectations.
Based on what your mix consist of, will determine the amount of seed you need to use. Plan to have some seed left over after calculating your seeding needs. This way you will have the same seed available for wash out areas or areas that may need some re-seeding done.
All seed mixtures have a tag as to what is in the seed mix. Keep a copy of the tag on file for any future purpose of lawn treatments or additional seed needs.
Spring and late summer/fall are ideal times for seeding. With Spring, as soil temperatures warm up, along with cooler temperatures and Spring rains, this makes for ideal growing conditions, But remember, ideal growing conditions include weed growth and the Turf seed will be competing with weeds. Late summer/fall conditions start bringing back some cooler temperatures and most weed growth is already complete.
One piece of advice in seeding is to be patient. You can control your seeding, but we all know, you cannot control the weather. Allow time for your seeding to establish and fill-in.
Now that your site has been amended, graded and fertilized; you are ready for seeding.
Spread your selected seed mix using a broadcast spreader. If you choose to use a slit seeder, follow the recommendation of the manufacturer for proper seeding practices. Plan your seeding based on the recommended seeding rate at making two passes with the broadcast spreader. Spread the seed in two directions so that the seed is broadcast in tow passé that are perpendicular to each other. Spread half the seed in each direction to ensure an even distribution of seed. Lightly rake or work the seed into the top ¼ inch of soil to assure good seed to soil contract. Rolling is then optional to again assure good seed to soil contact, while firming your seedbed.
Small seeding areas can be done using a broadcast or drop spreader. Large areas can use a broadcast spreader, drill, slit seeder or hydro-seeded.