Lawns: How to Reseed

How to kill off the old grass and seed a healthy new lawn

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Garden rake
  • Broom rake

You'll also need a shovel, power tiller, spreader, sod roller, sprinkler and lawn mower.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Black plastic or herbicide
  • Soil conditioners
  • Lawn starter fertilizer
  • Grass seed
  • Seed accelerator