What To Do
- Do plant your grass seed when temperatures are between 60°F to 80°F.
- Do prep the area before planting grass seed by removing dead grass and loosening hard soil. The seed must make contact with the soil in order to take root.
- Do give your seeds the best environment to grow successfully by either using an all-in-one product like EZ Seed® or a combination of products for larger areas like Scotts® Turf Builder® Grass Seed, Scotts® Starter Fertilizer and Scotts® Turf Builder® Lawn Soil.
- Do gently water your newly planted grass seed at least once a day until it has grown 2 inches tall. Remember to water sunny areas more often then shady. Unlike established grass, newly planted grass needs to be watered more frequently as opposed to deeply.
- Do keep pets, mowers and foot traffic away from newly planted grass seed until the grass is 3in high.
- Do re-apply grass seed if the seed washes away or is eaten by birds/other animals.
- Do store grass seed in a cool and dry place to prevent heat and moisture from damaging the seed and reducing its germination rate.
- Do follow-up with an application of Turf Builder® Lawn Food over your entire lawn 6-8 weeks after seeding. Feeding your lawn is important to providing the nutrients it needs to grow green and thick.