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04-08-2008, 04:20 PM
Hello All, How Soon Would I Be Able To Apply A Weed And Feed After Overseeding A Fescue Lawn. Any Advise Would Be Helpful. A Friend Is In Need Of This Info, Thanks
04-08-2008, 06:42 PM
I'm No Expert, But The Instructions On Scott's Weed And Feed Suggest You Wait Until The Product Has Been Thoroughly Watered In Because The "Weed" Part Of The Weed And Feed Will Cause The New Growth To Struggle, Or Kill It Outright. Hope This Helps.
04-08-2008, 10:58 PM
Read the bag.
04-08-2008, 11:06 PM
I Dont Have A Bag To Read. Thats Why I Thought A Senior Member Of This Site, Such As Yourself Could Possibly Give Me Some Insight On The Subject Instead Of A Smartazz Answer. I Guess A Bag May Be More Informative Now That You Mention It. Thanks, Take Care.
04-08-2008, 11:16 PM
I'd wait 6-8 weeks after germination of new seed... but that's just me.
04-08-2008, 11:30 PM
The weed component in the fertilizer will suppress the growth of the roots growth of the newly germinated grass seed. Use straight fertilizer. Besides it may be illegal for you to use any kind of herbicide on a client's lawn area. Do not use any pre-emergents either.
That's why sod is better for renovation of weed infested sites. Otherwise, there is too much competition of weed seed germination along with the grass seed. You can fert as soon as 3-4 weeks but remember: LESS IS MORE !! Very Light but more frequent or you'll melt the tender grass. If it wasn't done right you'll be fertilizing the weeds also.
And if you don't have the Label for the bag of fert and you can't read what's in it, DON'T USE IT. It's a disaster waiting to happen. good luck.
04-08-2008, 11:41 PM
HEYGUYS, I DIDNT REALIZE THAT THE NEW FESCUE SEEDS WOULD POSSIBLY BE TARGETED OR STUNTED DUE TO THE WEEDnFEED. THANKS FOR THE INFO.
04-08-2008, 11:42 PM
04-08-2008, 11:44 PM
EASIER FOR ME TO READ, NOT HOLLERIN' :usflag:
04-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Oh, roger that.
I thought there was some kinda Forum Caps lock rule or something.
04-09-2008, 01:26 AM
Lesco weed&feed bag says 12 weeks
04-09-2008, 09:53 AM
I like to apply a light app of starter fert several times every couple of weeks after seeding. I hold off on weed control as long as possible, then only apply acording to the label. Some products say mow twice first, I think demension is one of those. Always read and follow the label on anything applied to turf
04-09-2008, 11:53 AM
Sounds Good!! I Think That Is The Best Route To Go At This Point Of The Season. I'll Do Spot Control On The Dandelions. Thanks To You All For All The Recommendations!! Take Care And Have A Great 08.
04-09-2008, 07:35 PM
Ya!! Its always for a friend.....:laugh::laugh::laugh:
04-09-2008, 09:09 PM
if you had your license, you would know how long......
04-10-2008, 08:51 AM
thanks for all the legit non-bullshat answers. hey mr. lawn police (barney fife)while your b.s.'n i'm am helping a friend with his lawn. i guess you yanks are bored with not being able to cut yet and ya'll have to get on here and give people grief. there is some great info on this site and after a search i didn't find much, so i posted a question on the subject. i have a real full time job, and make a good side job living with my legal, professional lawn service company, and at this time i'm not interested in obtaining my certification for herbicide/pesticide application. but when i am i'll be in touch with you to get your permission!
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