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Old 08-31-2012, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by RigglePLC View Post
My opinion. Use high-quality disease-resistant seed, suited to your climate. Start in late summer when temps come down to 85.Warm soil causes quick germination, (if moist). Mow as short as you can--removing the residue. Add starter fert. Power rake and sow seed or slit seed. Mulch over the top with the residue you just removed. Water every day for 30 days. Use turf building fert after 30 days and again at 60 days.
Let us know what happens, OK?
What he says, except I would aerate up to 12 holes per sq ft right after the mowing. Plugs help cover seed and holes make a great place for seed to get a start.
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