05-14-2013 09:26 AM
The type of grass that you have will make a difference in how much seed will be necessary to cover your area.
Most warm season grasses, such as Bermuda and St. Augustine spread from rhizomes and can be transplanted in plugs or sprigs into the area. Some of these “sod type” grasses are not available in seed.
Cool season grass, like fescue and Bluegrass can be seeded.
The easiest way to cover your 200 sq. ft. area is with Scotts EZ Seed. This bag will cover up to 210 sq. ft., so 1 to 2 bags will cover the area. If some grass is present in the area, use 1 bag. If your area is bare dirt, use 2 bags.
EZ Seed contains all the seed, fertilizer and mulch that you need. Just spread it and add water. Water daily for 2 to 3 weeks and less frequently as the grass becomes established.
Apply 1 to 2 pounds of seed to the area, add 2 lbs. of Scott’s Starter Fertilizer and cover the area with one quarter inch thick covering of Seeding Soil. About 4 bags of 1.5 cu. Ft. soil will cover this 200 sq. ft. area.
Cover this area with about 1/3rd of a bale of wheat straw to hold in the moisture and prevent erosion.
Keep the area moist until your grass fully germinates in about 2 weeks. Water daily for the next two weeks and less frequently, thereafter.
Good luck with your lawn, keep us posted.
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