When choosing your seed, be sure to choose tall fescue, typically three or more types of tall fescue in one mixture is best, a small percentage of ryegrass is okay, but not necessary.
Watering is not necessary, but helpful if temperatures rise.
In order for germination the soil must be disturbed, meaning; core aeration, detaching, slice seeding, topsoil or a good hard raking. By disturbing soil, this allows soil-seed contact, this will allow the seed to germinate. Simply spreading the seed around the lawn without disturbing the soil will result in 10% or less germination.
The best time to seed is the fall. Daytime temperatures are lower, longer, cooler nights with plenty of dew, and more consistent rainfall.
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