Several different soil preparations were used to plant grass seed in a non-irrigated, poor, bare soil condition. Seed sown was Scotts "Classic" which contains rye, blue and fine fescue. Sown on Sept 5, 2011. A non-phosphorus fertilizer was included as noted. The thickest stand was where 4 times the usual amount of seed was used, twice the usual amount of fertilizer, and the seed was raked in. The poorest result was just to the right where the seed plus fert was not raked-in. In second best place, on the strip to the left was seed, plus fert, raked-in, plus mulched with grass clippings. In third place was 3 times the usual seed, plus fert, not raked-in.