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jetsfan68
03-25-2003, 11:24 AM
I've been struggling with my lawn for years and it keeps getting worse- I want to get it right- I had Lawndoctor come out and give me a price of $750.00 bucks to fix it- (it's less than 1/8 acre)
I can't spend that kind of money and I cannot imagine I can't do it myself.
It's very thin and has had some grub damage and probably some mold and leaf and dollar spot.
What do I do first? I think I have the basic idea but when do I lime? First or later?
My though was to:
1. Detchatch- get all the dead stuff up
2. Reseed- Overseed (march)
3. Fertilize after grass grows. (4-6 weeks later)
4. Grub and insect control (June?)
5 Where does the lime come in??

thanks

Lombardi
03-25-2003, 11:28 PM
You are on the right track. After dethatching, core aerate, then do the seed. You can put fertilizer on right away. Do not put pre-emergence on if you overseed. Get a soil test to see if you really need lime. Good luck.

TurfGuyTX
03-25-2003, 11:52 PM
I'd be sure of any fungal activity before fertilizing. The nitrogen could make it worse. Other than that, sounds like a good plan. Good luck.