Spot Seeding Your Lawn in Early Spring

Step 1 - Locate your bare spots and rake clean any debris.

Step 2 - Apply Step #1 Prevent® over the entire lawn and water with ½ inch of water within 48 hours. 

Step 3 - After 3 days, allowing time for the herbicide to activate in the soil, use a heavy rake to scratch the surface of each bare spot. Scratching the soil surface will break the weed killing vapor barrier created by the herbicide.

Step 4 - Top dress each barespot with ½ inch of weed free PrimeraFC seed dressing.

Step 5 - Apply your new Grass Pad seed on top of the layer of PrimeraFC.

Step 6 - Cover the new seed with a ¼ inch layer of PrimeraFC. DO NOT USE TOPSOIL OR COMPOSTED PEATS. Topsoil  or composted peats will contain weed seeds from the field it was taken. 

Step 7 - Water and keep damp with frequent light waterings.

Step 8 - Mow as needed with a sharp blade on a day when the grass is not wet.

Making a Grass Pad Seed Sandwich

Uncle's tip: PrimeraFC seed dressing works as a buffer allowing the grass seeds to germinate above the Prevent® barrier. Seeds germinating above the herbicidal barrier will not be damaged.

Prevent crabgrass killer plus fertilizer