Seed lawn installation - best practices prior to planting

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I have roto-tilled and flattened my back yard, what are some of the further things I should be doing to ensure my seed lawn looks perfect for open house? What are some tips before I lay the seed for an enduring, quality lawn that will look it's best? I don't mind spending the extra capital to ensure this seed-lawn looks it's best, so long as that extra effort helps to make the sale!

why not lay down a sod lawn? Then you have a lawn in a day and it will settle in after about a week or so. 

I would imagine seeding a lawn in the middle of winter would be difficult. 


I have seeded and laid sod on many projects, hands down for me sod is the winner.

It's instant and  less fussy. 

With seed you need the right conditions, cooler nights and warm days are what germinates the seed. I have also found that if you comb your hair wrong that day you can end up with an uneven lawn.

Use sod.

Check you soil Ph and adjust from there.   You probably need Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorous fertilizer.  I grow about 10 acres of food plots.

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