Originally Posted by Cadzilla
Whats dormant seeding?
Is that where you put a bunch of seed out to sit there all winter and expect germination in spring?
On a good day with fresh seed, seed to soil contact, watering, and fertilizing you will only get 80% germination.
I can only assume what germ-rate would be after sitting there all winter.
You assume incorrectly... obviously it is a last ditch effort to fill in the areas that didn't 'take well', during the Fall, but last Spring was probably the best results of anything else... even complete lawns being seeded after rototilling...
In the old days people either relied on Spring rains or Winter seeding to establish lawns... it works much better than lots of things I've seen other people do...