Grass Seed Coverage

New Lawns
5 lb. bag covers up to 1,000 sq. ft.
20 lb. bag covers up to 4,000 sq. ft.
50 lb. bag covers up to 10,000 sq. ft.

  • Remove any debris such as branches, rocks, etc.
  • There should be no clumps in the top soil
  • Level the area so water will not pool or collect
  • Spread grass seed with spreader on recommended spreader setting
  • Fertilize after seeding with a starter fertilizer and keep seed moist
  • Do not use weed killers before or after planting grass seed

Over Seeding
2 ½ lb. bag covers up to 1,000 sq. ft.
3 lb. bag covers up to 1,200 sq. ft.
7 lb. bag covers up to 2,800 sq. ft.
12 lb. bag covers up to 4,800 sq. ft.
20 lb. bag covers up to 8,000 sq. ft.
40 lb. bag covers up to 16,000 sq. ft.
50 lb. bag covers up to 20,000 sq. ft.

  • Mow lawn as short as possible
  • Loosen the soil in bare spots
  • Remove debris and dead grass
  • Level out areas where excess water collects and fill with new top soil
  • After seeding, fertilize with a starter fertilizer and water. Keep soil moist until seed germinates.

Spring and fall are the best times plant grass seed. Grass seed germinates best when temperatures are between 60° and 80° F.

Small Areas:
Spread by hand or with a Scotts® handheld spreader

Large Areas:
Apply using a Scotts® drop or broadcast push spreader.

Scotts® Spreader Settings:
Broadcast/Rotary Spreader Models-Turf Builder Edgeguard Mini, Basic, Standard, Deluxe Edgeguard®, Edgeguard® DLX, LawnPro, & SpeedyGreen
Overseeding – 7 ½
New Lawn & Bare Spots-13

Scotts® Drop Spreaders
Accugreen Model
Overseeding -10
New Lawn & Bare Spots – 13

Scotts® Hand-Held Spreaders
Handygreen II, Easy Hand-Held
Overseeding -5
New Lawn & Bare Spots-5 (Go over lawn twice)

Scotts Easygreen®
Overseeding-30
New Lawn & Bare Spots -32