Re-seeding instructions

  1. Make sure the soil is broken up to a depth of about 1 or 2 inches (a stiff rake works well).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Top-dress all seeded areas with ¾” – 1” of turf mulch or straw – this greatly increases the percentage of seed that actually germinates.
  5. 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
  6. Avoid mowing re-seeded areas until new grass has become visible and has grown to 3” or 4” of height.