How to pre-germinate or prime grass seed?
I've read on the Net that people have had good luck pre-germinating grass seed, so you don't have to spend as much time watering the seed once it's in the ground.
Sounds great to me, but everyone seems to have a diff't technique. One guy wrote that he puts the seed, mixed with damp soil in a closed garbage bag. Others say they soak the seeds in trays and change the water daily.
What's the best, most proven way to pre-germinate grass seed? And when do you know when it's time to plant the seeds ... once the first seed has germinated, or do you wait until the majority of seeds have germinated?
Any tips or advice on how best to do this would be appreciated. I'd also love to hear about any positive or negative results that people have had by pre-germinating grass seed. Thanks for your help!