There are many different methods for planting a lawn with grass seed. Seed germination rates depend on the “seed to soil” contact. Good seed to soil contact is created when the soil is in direct contact to the surface of the grass seeds.
Four grass seed planting requirements we follow at GoldenRule:
Typically this should be done every fall or spring. This method is not meant to start a completely new lawn, but rather help promote and maintain a healthy lawn. Seeds that get into the aeration holes will germinate. A two pass aeration should be performed to insure higher germination rates. (applied 5-8 lbs per 1000 sq ft)
Lawn should be properly thatched and aerated prior to topdressing and seeding. With topdressing application it is important to use weed free dirt so weeds that will eventually be evasive to your lawn are not brought in. Seed is raked into the topdressing, and then rolled to compact seed for optimal germination.