Step 6: Add a starter fertilizer
Step 7: Pick seed to match your site
Step 8: Prepare the seed
To avoid applying too much seed, pour the seed and fertilizer/bulking agent (Milorganite is one brand), in a 4:1 ratio, in a plastic bucket and mix it thoroughly.
When to Plant
There are good and bad times of year for starting a project like this. In cold climates, plant new grass seed in early spring as the lawns are just coming out of winter (early to mid-April) or late summer from about mid-August to mid-September. In warm-weather climates, plant in late spring/early summer. if you’re not sure, your local extension service to get planting advice from a turf expert.