Every Spring I have this ritual of spreading grass seed in hopes of a better looking lawn. The yard on the sides of the house doesn't get a lot of sun and I don't have the greenest thumb. I have a fenced in back yard with two dogs and one is a digger. She has the ability to dig a hole large enough to bury the other dog in less than two hours. She doesn't dig much anymore but occasionally will get into a little mischief. I do not spread fertilizerin the back yard where the dogs roam so I am depended on mother nature to aid me in the process.
This Spring I purchased an forty pound bag of Scotts Turf Builder Tall Fescue Mix. This is a high performance grass seed with a Water Smart formula and has a coating around the seed. The coating is formulated to absorb and release water to keep the seed moist. Less watering should provide better results. This should help me since I have trouble watering the lawn regularly. This year I hope to do a better job of keeping the yard watered.
Scotts Turf Builder Tall Fescue Mix grass seed is bred in the south to thrive harsh summer conditions. Since I live in the South this formula should be good for this area. I wonder, does Scotts provide different seed formulas for different regions? This tall fescue formula resists heat, drought, insects and disease, all of which can plague us here in the south. The grass seed is 99.99% weed free, a good thing because I have plenty of weeds already.
A forty pound back of Scotts Turf Builder grass seed will cover 4, 400 sq. ft. of new lawn or 10, 000 sq. ft. of overseeding. Normally I purchase a fifteen pound bag to spread out and return later to get more seed for patch seeding. This year I opted for the forty pound bag. This will provide me with enough seed to spread over all the lawn and still have enough for seeding patches that may not fill in, that is provided the dog doesn't go on a digging frenzy this year.