I am going to be seeding a yard with confederate mid march. If I am going to be using a harley rake to level the yard is there any point in spraying the whole yard with round up. Also will 8lbs per 1000sq.ft. be enough seed. At that rate the seed will run me around $600. Also are there any recommendations of something I can use other than straw. I plan to seed the yard and apply a starter fertilizer 6-12-12 and straw. Any advice is appreciated. This is my first big seed job so I wanna make sure I do it right.