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Old 04-23-2006, 10:24 AM
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For ground temps I'd say 70-80 degrees, really the closer to 80 the better but not much hotter or it's too hot lol.

As for fert, I'd say that 13-25-12 with that high middle number is good, I went with regular 10-10-10 on mine and it worked. Around here we consider most anything with a high middle number to be a starter fert. If they contain a weedkiller they should be under weed-and-feed, also if you told the guy you bought it from what it was being used for and this is what he sold you, I'd say you're in good hands.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:25 AM
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what i'm saying is most "fertilizers" used at this time of year, contain a pre emergent, was that the case here?
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:35 AM
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Where would it say if it is pre emergent. I looked on the bag, and it doesn't say anything about it. I would guess it doesn;t have it but i will call the company on Monday and see if they have it in the fert. Thanks LawnInOrder
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:36 AM
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what i'm saying is most "fertilizers" used at this time of year, contain a pre emergent, was that the case here?
That's what I was thinking.

Also, if you used KBG, it normally takes 21-28 days to germinate.


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Old 04-23-2006, 10:37 AM
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Where would it say if it is pre emergent. I looked on the bag, and it doesn't say anything about it. I would guess it doesn;t have it but i will call the company on Monday and see if they have it in the fert. Thanks LawnInOrder

If it doesn't say it on the bag then it was just fertilizer.


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Old 04-23-2006, 10:39 AM
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That's what I was thinking.

Also, if you used KBG, it normally takes 21-28 days to germinate.


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sorry if i am askign dumb questions but i am 16 and don't know everything liek some of you guys lol. One day i will.

What is KBG? also what is a pre emergent?
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:40 AM
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if not, then your scene is as follows: the type of seed determines germ time. was anything applied prior to your visit by someone else? did u have pre em on your shoes from walking on a different property? did one of the neighbors apply anything to thier yard that may have drifted? was the seed stored in the same room as a pre-em or hebicide? it could be anything. todays pesticides are strong, and lighter than air. it could have easily been contaminated by a neighbor or your own shoes.
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:41 AM
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sorry if i am askign dumb questions but i am 16 and don't know everything liek some of you guys.

What is KBG? also what is a pre emergent?
Thanks LawnInOrder

That's how we all learn here.

KBG - Kentucky Blue Grass

Pre-emergant is applied to kill the seed(dimension) before it germinates.


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Old 04-23-2006, 10:54 AM
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if not, then your scene is as follows: the type of seed determines germ time. was anything applied prior to your visit by someone else? did u have pre em on your shoes from walking on a different property? did one of the neighbors apply anything to thier yard that may have drifted? was the seed stored in the same room as a pre-em or hebicide? it could be anything. todays pesticides are strong, and lighter than air. it could have easily been contaminated by a neighbor or your own shoes.
I don;t know if anything was applied before to that house or to one of the neighbors. The houses i cut are close together nothing more than 2500 square feet tops. My next question is how should i go about fixing the problem. Is there a fert and seed you recommend. I saw an account that a landscaper did and the seed in one of the bare spots is coming up nicely. He did it about 2-3 weeks ago. Other spots that were bare aren't coming up as nicely. Thanks LawnInOrder
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even if there was no pre emergent is it possible that the fert could have burned the new seed?
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