I want to overseed an existing lawn, in the northeast, this spring.
1) Is it best to do the overseeding before or after the first 'fertilizer w/ crabgrass preventative' application? I know that you are supposed to wait a month or two after seeding before applying fertilizer and vice versa, so I am wondering which one to do first for the best results, and when.
2) Which brands of grass seed are best for overseeding (or seeding) in your experiences?
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posted: Mar. 27, 2006 @ 5:41p
Don't use anything with crabgrass preventer or any other herbicide until your new seed matures. I don't know about the northeast, but Perennial Rye is good in most climates and relatively easy to care for. Bluegrasses require more maintenence. As for brands, Scotts, hands down. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0> PS> I'd think about seeding right now.
posted: Mar. 27, 2006 @ 8:47p
I was wondering the same thing. Any additional lawn info would be greatly appreciated!
posted: Mar. 27, 2006 @ 9:55p
I'll see which seed mixtures are available, since it seems they usually have four or more grass types per bag of seed. I believe I bought one Scott's Premium seed product last year that I ended up not needing, so I may try that, assuming it is still usable.
Yes, I guess I have to hurry and overseed ASAP and then give the seed enough time to mature, before applying fertilizer with crab grass preventer. Scott's is what I used last year, so I'll probably keep using that.
posted: Mar. 27, 2006 @ 10:15p
Glad I could help, LighterWallet. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-smile.gif" border=0>
sgtdave4321 said: [Q]I was wondering the same thing. Any additional lawn info would be greatly appreciated! Well, don't use any crabgrass treatment on Zoysia, Bermuda or other "creeping" grasses, ever. Even if the label says it's safe, it's not. <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-wink.gif" border=0>
posted: Mar. 28, 2006 @ 11:17a
My lawn is so bad I was thinking about just ripping it out and throwing some sod down. Is this feasible (small front yard)?
I don't have a clue about lawns and everyone I talk to tells me something different lol
Carl Spackler said:[Q]This is a hybrid. This is a cross, ah, of Bluegrass, Kentucky Bluegrass, Featherbed Bent, and Northern California Sensemilia. The amazing stuff about this is, that you can play 36 holes on it in the afternoon, take it home and just get stoned to the bejeezus-belt that night on this stuff.
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