I have read all the questions to this point in the overseeding category. There are questions about if the asker is doing things right, but not about the how. What I'd like to know is:
- What is the proper way to overseed your lawn?
- How much seed should you be putting down (ie: x lbs of seed per 1000 square foot or some other measure)?
- What time of year should we be attempting to overseed? Or is it an anytime thing?
- How often should you attempt to overseed?
- Should I utilize fertilizer while overseeding? If so, what mixture would be best?
Is there anything I'm not considering?
EDIT: To clarify a few needed points at J. Musser's request ...
My location is central Virginia, USA, which means it's in Zone 3 climate wise (I believe) about 300ft above sea level, but not near the coast. Summers are very warm (temps to 100+F) and humid (upwards of 100%). Winters are cold and dry. Time of year was actually in the question ... as to, what time of you should I be doing, now you could say, considering my climate. Soil conditions are rich without much clay in the top soil (lucky one around here). Soil stays moist. I do have a mole problem at the present, but plan on trying to kill all of the grubs this spring so hopefully they will move on. I don't know what else I can add.
NOTE: I realize there is more than one question here, but since they are very much related to a single thing, I've asked here as one question.