well i have found a cool idea on how to keep this from happing......first losen the dirt were you want to plant your grass,then lay the seeds the way the instructions on the pakage say to then add a small amount of dirt for the top layer.....now water the ground pretty good,. now you can go to the hard-ware store and get a construction clear disposable plastic tarp, used for covering fruniture and stuff when painting you can ask a worker ther to show you were to find it....., use the transparent one so the seedlings get some sun,....cut a large enough peice to cover your lawn you may need a few strips. this waill also create a green house like place to meke the grass grow faster.....use some large nails or pvc pipeing to pin the plastic to the ground put one on each corner and one in the middle to keep the wind from blowing it away.....dont worry if you have to do your front yard because you only need to put it on for about a week, or just untill the seeds sprout. you will not need to water during this time because the plastic keeps the water from escaping . adfter they sprout the birds will not eat them, but be sure no people step on them
this is a cool effective way to grow grass, ANY QUESTONS OR CONCERNS ? JUST ASK
your yard may look wierd but its only temporary and its all worth it!
this is a little drawing i made to describe. love pianolover10124353