Don't be disappointed at first!
I may give this a higher rating after the seed has more time to get established. Initially, I am satisfied.
We broadcast the Covar Sheep Fecue, mixed with rice hulls to provide more bulk ( the seeds are very small), in late spring. Seeding should probably be earlier, but we got a late start.
I then lightly harrowed the ground with a chain harrow upside down (teeth pointing up). The seeds are so small that you don't want to bury them too deep. Fortunately, we have irrigation water and were able to irrigate the field of abused ground we are trying to rehabilitate. BEWARE - the initial seedlings are TINY and hard to spot. We were beginning to think we had a failure, but finally started spotting the initial blades of grass - about the size of an eyelash. After 3 months, we now have clumps (it is a bunch grass) from 1 to 2 inches high. It might be better to seed in late fall, especially if you get late fall/early winter rains. I may experiment with some overseeding this fall in order to cover some thin spots and to increase the overall plant density. If you google Covar Sheep Fescue, there is a USDA paper and a paper from WSU with pretty good information about the seed/plant/grass.
Reviewed by BeenThere on 7/11/16