Rake away any leaves, rocks, etc.
Aerate and/or dethatch dead grass out of the lawn
Prepare the soil by adding a compost with humus
0.25" - 0.5" of compost directly under the grass seed will maximize seed germination
Apply Jonathan Green Black Beauty Grass Seed and Turf Trust New Seeding Fertilizer
Add a thin layer of compost to cover the seed
Keep the seeds damp - but not too wet. Water daily for only a few minutes.
Apply Kick Start Fertilizer once the seeds have germinated