- Make sure the soil is broken up to a depth of about 1 or 2 inches (a stiff rake works well).
- Purchase good quality, sun blend or shade blend, rye grass fescue mix grass seed (about 10 pounds for every 1,000 square feet to be seeded). Scott’s sells a Pacific NW blend that works great.
- After the soil is broken up, level soil and sprinkle seed evenly over bare areas so it has a good coating – little or no dirt showing through.
- Top-dress all seeded areas with ¾” – 1” of turf mulch or straw – this greatly increases the percentage of seed that actually germinates.
- Do not let mulch dry out – best watering is 10 – 15 minutes in the morning and another 10 – 15 minutes in late afternoon. If kept moist, you should see grass in 7 to 14 days
- Avoid mowing re-seeded areas until new grass has become visible and has grown to 3” or 4” of height.