Step 6: Spread the seed

toh landscape contractor roger cook spreading seed
Photo: Kindra Clineff
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Using a spreader, add nutrients in the amounts recommended by the soil test. Then broadcast fresh seed with a spreader set at its widest opening. Overlap each pass by a few inches. Swish the seeds into the soil using the back of a leaf rake. Finish by watering the seeds well. Water daily until the seeds sprout.
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    Tools List

    • flat blade shovel
      Shovel
    • wheelbarrow
      Wheelbarrow
    • Gas powered sod cutter
      Sod Cutter
    • rotary tiller
      Tiller
    • walk-behind spreader
      Seed spreader
    • metal garden rake
      Grading rake
    • hand rake
      Leaf rake

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    2. Soil amendments3. Grass seed