When seeding bare dirt does anyone have any good tips for seeding to come out perfect? I have tried this before, but results have always been less than perfect. Here is what I do when seeding fescue. Use a harley rake to smooth out lawn and create seed bed. Seed at the rate recommended by the manufacturer for a new lawn and rake in. Use a starter fertilizer Set sprinkler system and go. I have used Kansas Premium Blend Grass Seed, Rebel and Lesco's Transition Blend. Any suggestions? Should I be seeding at a heavy rate? Should I be using a machine to put the seed into the ground? Why do most lawns look better than mine?