View Full Version : Over seeding job

The landscaper
10-17-2005, 12:31 AM
When you guys overseed, do you still put down starter fert or just go with reg. fert.

Thanks Ja Red

10-17-2005, 07:31 AM
starter 10 days after seeding.

The landscaper
10-17-2005, 08:39 AM
do you do that a newly seeded lawn too?

10-17-2005, 09:18 AM
Starter fert. Too much N will cause burn. If they're on a program and I'm repairing drought stress I don't use any.

The landscaper
10-17-2005, 12:32 PM
just curious as to why you wait 10 days for starter fert?

10-17-2005, 01:54 PM
You can apply a starter fert at the time of seeding.

This is the case when your starter fert has a low percentage of water soluable Nitrogen. Too much WSN can lower your germination rate.

Diammonium Phosphate (18-46-0) is a good choice for starter since you can apply a high amount of Phosphorous with a low salt index.

10-17-2005, 08:53 PM
The landscaper
i like to apply it just as the seed starts . it seems to last longer in the soil.

10-18-2005, 02:10 AM
starter fert i think its 12-36-6 or something like that. 10 days after germ. i hit it with .5 lbs urea per 1k.

The landscaper
10-18-2005, 11:29 AM
How about best way to overseed. just a small areas scattered through the lawn.....

The landscaper
10-18-2005, 11:20 PM
any help on that one?

10-19-2005, 01:49 AM
I like to put on my old steel spiked golf shoes and as I walk the lawn reseeding small trouble spots use the golf spikes to rough up the spots , then throw a handfull of seed in the spot and rake it into the soil with the golf spikes. works great and saves time!

The landscaper
10-19-2005, 10:57 PM
clever idea there