Turf Grass Planting Guide

TypeBare Ground
Seed Rate (2 passes)
Over Seeding
Seed Rate (1 pass)
Broadcast Spreader ApplicationDays to GermBlade TextureWear ToleranceQuick CoverSlopes & TerraceExposureDisease ResistanceDrought Tolerance
Independence LS8 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.4 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.33% Opening8-12 DaysMediumExcellentGoodGoodSunGoodExcellent
Best of Blues
3-4 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.1-2 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.20% Opening14-28 DaysFineGoodFairGoodSunGoodFair
Fescue & Blue Mix for Sun
8 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.4 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.25% Opening8-12 DaysMediumExcellentGoodGoodSunExcellentExcellent
Fescue & Blue Mix for Shade
8 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.4 lbs/1,000 sq. ft.25% Opening8-12 DaysMediumExcellentGoodGoodShadeExcellentExcellent

* Drop Spreaders are not recommended to spread grass seed *

5 Easy Steps to a Picture Perfect lawn:

  1. Prepare the Soil: It’s important there is good seed to soil contact. For small areas and spot seeding, work up the area with a hard rake to about ½” depth. Apply seed lightly.
  2. Rake back in to about ¼” deep so seed is barely below the surface.
  3. Fertilize: Apply Dyn-Green Starter fertilizer for optimum establishment and growth.
  4. Water thoroughly. Keep moist until grass germinates. Do not allow the ½” of the soil to become dry. Once the lawn is established, reduce watering frequency to help ensure a deep-rooted lawn.
  5. Mow once the grass reaches 3” in height. For large areas, complete lawn care, and renovations visit www.dynagreeninfo.com for more detailed instructions.

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