A how-to guide to sowing seeds
Select a site that drains well and gets at least six hours of sun a day. Rake the soil lightly ― no deeper than 1 inch (the less you disturb the soil, the fewer weed seeds you bring up). If decomposed granite covers your property and you don’t want rake marks, skip this step and move to the next one; the seeds will fall down in between the gravel.
To make the seed easier to distribute, mix it with native soil or sand. Broadcast half the seed over the desired area, then sow the remainder in a direction perpendicular to the first.
After sowing, walk over the seed to make sure it is firmly in contact with the soil. Or rake very lightly once.