Step 1: Prepare
For best results, spread only after nighttime temperatures drop consistently below 65°F (19°C) and your existing lawn begins to slow in growth and go dormant losing its existing green color.
Scalp existing lawn by cutting at the lowest setting possible on your mower.
Rake existing lawn to loosen soil, and remove debris and grass clippings. Step 2: Apply
Adjust spreader to highest setting and apply beginning at the yard's perimeter working your way in as your passes continue.
For best results, overlap passes by at least 1/3 the width of your spreader to ensure maximum coverage when using a drop spreader.
Repeat application in the opposite direction to form a cross hatch pattern.
Continue until the entire area of lawn is covered. Step 3: Water
Keep the area moist by watering the lawn twice daily with a light application for the first 4 days. On the 5th day, begin watering heavier every other day for 5 days. Once complete, water as needed to prevent wilting.