East Texas, sandy loom soil, 6.5 to 7 ph ( depends on where I check). Just used a regular seed spreader with wheels. Natural woods, so when I got an area cleaned up and used my poor riding mower to clear all the leaf and ground litter was left with almost bare, sandy "soil". After 2 weeks and some rain it came up nicely. Not very thick in the shady spots, but fair. Almost like a soft green carpet where it's thick.