Originally Posted by turfcobob
Think about this logically guys. If you put the fert down 7 days early then seed wait 20 days for the new plants to start getting roots down. Who is eating this fert food for the 27 days it takes for the new plants to get down roots. The competition that is who... The existing growth is getting fed and getting watered so it is stronger and better able to crowd out the new plants making it much more difficult for the new plants to get going. Makes more sense to put the food for the new plants down when the need it say 20 to 21 days AFTER YOU SEED.
This makes complete sense but does the starter fert help with germination in any way and is it advisable to have traffic on a newly seeded/sprouted lawn @ 21 days in order to spread the fert?