Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-23-2005, 07:46 AM
keperkey keperkey is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere, TN
Posts: 33
Lawn Repair Help

Southern Lawn (Knoxville, TN)

Been in house for 4 years, lawn has taken a real turn for the worse starting last year. I would like to put some work into this fall and next spring.

The plan:

1) Within the week, spray a Weed B Gone type product over entire lawn now and begin cutting shorter (now cut at 3").

2) Early to Mid September - dethatch.

3) Mid September - Aerate

4) Followed by overseeding (plan is a fescue blend suitable to primarily direct sun, suggestions) and appropriate watering.

5) Spring - Get down preemergent early enough. Another aeration?

Thoughts.

Thanks in advance.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-23-2005, 10:20 AM
turfcobob turfcobob is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Lincoln, Nebraska
Posts: 860
Get the lawn in early enough to get a couple of mowings on it. You may want to move up your start date to Sept. 1.

It is always a good idea to aerate and get down some fert early next spring on the new lawn.

Turfcobob
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-29-2005, 12:57 PM
keperkey keperkey is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere, TN
Posts: 33
Follow up.

I was planning on dethatching because I believe I have a thatch problem and I thought it would help remove some of the crab grass that I have killed.

Will aeration/slitseeding suffice?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-29-2005, 01:04 PM
olderthandirt olderthandirt is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: here
Posts: 4,905
Post some pics, it would help a lot.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 PM.

Page generated in 0.06604 seconds with 7 queries