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Old 04-23-2006, 11:02 AM
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You can sow some annual rye as the nursing grass until the good grass is established.


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Old 04-23-2006, 11:04 AM
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even if there was no pre emergent is it possible that the fert could have burned the new seed?
I don't think so. I hope i didn't. I set the spreader to the settings that they tell you on the bag. I haven;t had a problem like this with my other lawns only this lawn. What is my solution to this probelm. LawnInOrder
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Old 04-23-2006, 11:06 AM
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You can sow some annual rye as the nursing grass until the good grass is established.


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I am guessing that it is a fast growing grass... What is the bets way to put it down. The way i put the seed down or is there a better more efficent way? Also what fert shoudl i use? LawnInOrder
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Old 04-23-2006, 12:34 PM
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Rodfather, what is a good ground temp when the lawns start to grow?

Bobbygedd, i use 13-25-12 and all the lawns i fert are green. Should I have used a starter/ turf builder fert for that bare spot? Thanks LawnInOrder
55 degrees and above
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:14 PM
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lawn in order where on LONG island are you.... Ask the people at vigliottis any questions you have and they are very helpful..

We put down fert with crabgrass control this time of year(what viggliottis suggest to) and you can not seed within 1 or 2 months of allpying fertilizer with crabgrass control.

the soil could just be contaminted in many ways from before is this a new spot thats dead or does the customer say it dies every year? We have one house where the old cesspool killed a 4 foot section and we gotta dig 6-8 inches deep and remove all the old soil
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:17 PM
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it has been wet lately and the customer waters. I think the seed I used was bluegrass. I might try rye grass next time. What do you prefer bluegrass or rye? Thanks LawnInOrder
If yaa used bluegrass by itself...thats your problem...you need a mixture to shade the bluegrass...dig down with your hands ...look to see if the seed has started to germ. yet...if it has sprinkel a bit of mixed seed on top and put a dusting of your peat moss back on
The rye will come up first and the K.B.G should take aprox 4 weeks
Good luck... don,t forget to keep it moist
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
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lawn in order where on LONG island are you.... Ask the people at vigliottis any questions you have and they are very helpful..

We put down fert with crabgrass control this time of year(what viggliottis suggest to) and you can not seed within 1 or 2 months of allpying fertilizer with crabgrass control.

the soil could just be contaminted in many ways from before is this a new spot thats dead or does the customer say it dies every year? We have one house where the old cesspool killed a 4 foot section and we gotta dig 6-8 inches deep and remove all the old soil
I am located in Westbury. The spot always been like that i think. It was bare, just dirt not one piece of grass. Now some of the seed is coming up but not alot. I guess i am going to get some rye grass to put down so it has some grass growing, then eventually the bluegrass will come in and fill the area up. And for the seed i used the Farmingdale Sun abd Shade grass seed from viggliottis. I think it is mostly bluegrass and some rye in it as well as other grass types, but i am not sure exactly what types of grass are in the seed becasue i don;t have the bag anymore

What type of starter fert do you guys use. Thanks LawnInOrder
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:27 PM
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you could have put too much down and smoked the seed.
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Old 04-23-2006, 04:30 PM
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you could have put too much down and smoked the seed.
too much of what?
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too much "fertilizer", or what ever u put down.
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