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