Seeding a new lawn or overseeding an existing lawn is a very fun and rewarding project. Just in a few days you can see the new grass shoots growing, turning into a rich and healthy lawn.
For optimum growth, the best time to seed is late Spring or early Fall, when soil temperature is between 7 – 10 degrees Celsius
You will need:
Use our Area Calculator to determine how much garden soil you will need. See Seed Application Rates below to find out what soil depth will be required for your project.
Seed Application Rates
New Lawn Seeding:
- 5 pounds per 1000 square feet
- Planted in 2 – 3 inches of good quality garden soil, which provides the required nutrients for seed to flourish.
Overseeding Existing Lawn:
- 2 – 3 pounds per 1000 square feet
- Apply 1/4 inch of garden soil, make sure old grass blades are visible
Step 1:Spread Garden Soil
Spread good quality garden soil to the depth recommended per the application rates above
Step 2:Spread Grass Seed
Step 3:Apply Fertilizer
Step 4:Roll the Area
Once planted, the seed can be raked or rolled into the soil using a lawn roller. This will improve seed germination and prevents bird from eating the seeds
Step 5:Water the Area Lightly
Water the area lightly but do not soak