As we discussed last week before you get the pre-emergent down, you should put down your grass seed! In Maryland, most lawns consist of tall fescue grasses or Kentucky bluegrass. These are both cool-season grasses, meaning they thrive in the lower temperatures. The best time to plant cool-season grasses is in the fall, however you can also plant cool-season grasses in the early spring and have positive results. The trick is to plant them early springtime. When you do plant the seed, it is important to evenly seed across your entire lawn so that the grass grows evenly. A simple rotary spreader will be able to help to ensure that the grass is spread evenly throughout the lawn. Once you have seeded, lightly raking the seed so it drops into the soil about a quarter of an inch. Then you should water appropriately. The goal is to keep the seedlings moist, but not soggy. Once the seedlings begin to grow above ground you can water less frequently!