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Seed or Sod?

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Which is better — seeding your lawn or sodding it? Toro’s agronomist, Dr. Van Cline, reveals his preference.

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Compare Various Lawn Planting Methods

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Before replanting, spread plastic over the area to let heat kill off old turf.  Seal the edges with boards or soil.  See Six Steps to Planting a new Lawn for further information. Find out the planting method that works best for you, whether you live North or South.

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How Much Seed Do I Need?

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Note: Spread settings vary with the type and model of spreader.  Consult your owner’s manual for exact settings.  Apply 50% more seed if you are attempting to sow a new lawn in the spring. Seed Type Pounds per 1,000 square feet Kentucky bluegrass 2 to 3 Tall fescue 5 to 7 Perennial ryegrass 4 to 6 Fine fescue 4