Tips for Successful Grass Seeding

Tips for Successful Grass Seeding

Motz seed will provide you with a beautiful, durable lawn. It contains a mixture of Fescue and Perennial Ryegrass – ideal for quick germination.


• Using a pointed shovel, remove old vegetation, including rocks and debris

• Loosen compacted soil to a depth of 2” – 3” with a rotary tiller

• Rake or grade to a smooth, even contour for drainage


• Evenly spread seed at a rate of 8 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft.

• Work this seed into the top ¼” of soil using a leaf rake or drag mat

• Tip: A yard that measures 4,500 sq. ft. divided by 1,000 is 4.8 x 8 lbs. = 36. That means you will need 36 lbs. of seed.


• Apply a starter fertilizer at the recommended rate

• Establishing a good fertilization program will help control week infestations


• Spread straw mulch

• One bail will cover approximately 450 sq. ft.

• This will protect the seed from erosion and help maintain moisture

• Do not remove straw mulch


• Lightly water to maintain moisture throughout germination, and continue through first mowing.

• This will guarantee best results

• Apply water during extended dry periods