How to Replant Lawn Grass

  • Clear the area

    Kill weeds and any remaining poor-looking grass with a non-selective herbicide about 2 weeks before you want to seed your lawn. After everything is completely dead, rake the area to remove the debris.
  • Prep for success

    After aerating, rake the area level and loosen the top ¼ inch of soil. Then add a 1-inch layer of Scotts® LawnSoil™ evenly across the entire planting area.
  • Select your grass seed

    Cool season grasses that do best with extreme temperature fluctuations, such as those found in the North, Northeast, and Pacific Northwest.
  • Spread your grass seed

    Use the “New Lawn” coverage rate.
  • Feed for growth

    After you’ve spread your grass seed, apply Scotts® Turf Builder® Starter® Lawn Food for New Grass to provide developing grass seedlings much-needed nutrients so the young root system can grow deeper, faster.