I'm finally getting close to putting down seed on my back lawn.
I spent the weekend putting down topsoil where needed, tilling, smoothing
out the low spots with a large rake, I still have to clean up along the
Looks pretty good now but I want to avoid the low spots the lawn had before
so I want to rent a roller this weekend. What looks good now will not be
smooth once the loose soil compacts.
Area is about 30' x 60'
What would the final steps be before actually putting down the seed?
My plans for this week:
Continue raking out the edges and smoothing things out.
Rent a roller saturday morning and roll the entire area.
Add topsoil to any areas that compact to a low spot.
spread starter fertilizer over entire area.
drag a home made lawn rake lightly over the entire area. (2' - 2"x4" with
spikes every 1 ". long handle attached. Weight can be added. I drag it over
the tilled soil to smooth it out, works well)
Roll the seed in.
Anything I'm missing or that I'm doing that is wrong?