Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-05-2010, 06:18 PM
*Brett* *Brett* is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Howell
Posts: 4
help seed weed and feed and lime

I need to seed, weed and feed and put lime down. Which order would i do this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2010, 06:35 PM
sweetjetskier sweetjetskier is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: CT Shoreline
Posts: 402
Exactly........
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2010, 07:16 PM
phasthound's Avatar
phasthound phasthound is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Posts: 4,059
What state are you located in?
Have you done soil tests to determine how much lime per thousand you need?
Do you need to apply Dolomitic or High-Cal lime?
Do you leave or collect grass clippings?
What type of grass do you have?
Is your property shaded or sunny?
Do you have irrigation?
__________________
Barry Draycott

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2010, 08:08 PM
*Brett* *Brett* is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Howell
Posts: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by phasthound View Post
What state are you located in?
Have you done soil tests to determine how much lime per thousand you need?
Do you need to apply Dolomitic or High-Cal lime?
Do you leave or collect grass clippings?
What type of grass do you have?
Is your property shaded or sunny?
Do you have irrigation?
Located in NJ
Yes I know how much lime is needed.
Dolomitic Lime
Dont collect.
Mostly perennial blue rye
Most parts are sunny. Couple shaded parts.
Yes I have irrigation
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-05-2010, 08:23 PM
*Brett* *Brett* is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Howell
Posts: 4
actually its calcitic lime
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-05-2010, 09:58 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,425
It is best to not apply weed killer to new grass until it is about 6 weeks after planting. You don't mention if you have any grass at all at present or if it is a new or established lawn. My opinion--general rule--seed plus starter fertilizer at the same time. 6 weeks later mature enough for the weed n feed. 2 weeks later you can add the lime. Normally you would not apply lime within 2 weeks of a fert application.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-05-2010, 10:05 PM
RigglePLC's Avatar
RigglePLC RigglePLC is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Posts: 9,425
It is best to not apply weed killer to new grass until it is about 6 weeks after planting. You don't mention if you have any grass at all at present or if it is a new or established lawn. My opinion--general rule--seed plus starter fertilizer at the same time. 6 weeks later mature enough for the weed n feed. 2 weeks later you can add the lime. Normally you would not apply lime within 2 weeks of a fert application.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 06-05-2010, 10:16 PM
*Brett* *Brett* is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Howell
Posts: 4
Sorry yes i have lawn now. During the fall I had to dig up my laundry well which was about a 10x 10' hole which is all clay now. I tried to plant seed there and its barely coming in. Also a huge section of my lawn died. The rest of my lawn is fine. Just having problems with those 2 sections

The seed i used some scotts seed which was supposed to be 99% weed free wasnt and most of the seed that took is weeds. thats why i bought the weed and feed. I figured itd kill the weeds and make the clay more nutritious since that clay is rock hard now.

But that sounds good seed with the starter fert. then weed and feed then the lime.

Thanks for the input
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 06-06-2010, 07:01 AM
phasthound's Avatar
phasthound phasthound is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mt. Laurel, NJ
Posts: 4,059
This fact sheet from Rutgers should be of help.
Attached Images
File Type: pdf seeding your lawn.pdf (197.1 KB, 115 views)
__________________
Barry Draycott

The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 06-06-2010, 07:34 AM
shovelracer shovelracer is offline
LawnSite Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: North Jersey
Posts: 2,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by RigglePLC View Post
2 weeks later you can add the lime. Normally you would not apply lime within 2 weeks of a fert application.
I know there are different thoughts on this, and I tend to think the opposite, but perhaps soil conditions affect the results. Why do you feel it needs the 2 week window. After all the fert will still be feeding in 2 weeks, and the lime will be working for months. Ive gone both ways and was curious to your reasoning.
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 07:53 AM.

Page generated in 0.09413 seconds with 8 queries