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Old 08-13-2011, 02:27 PM
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You can over-seed a couple weeks (some say sooner) after a postM app..
yup that is true, I would just try to wait like 3-4 weeks if possible. Which would be perfect right now, becuase then you will be into early to mid septmember which will be perfect seeding time
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:51 PM
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My only point (if you wanna call it that) was......no sense looking at brown areas any longer than you have to.

Unless I was going to do two postM apps, I'd just wait.

Nothing wrong with doing it now, though. I've got a few customers I'd LOVE to spray, now. But, they'd just have brown spots until I could over-seed. As it is, now, at least what's there is green!...lol

Good luck to the OP.
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:02 PM
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Hello,
I live in Ashburn, VA. I've recently purchased a home and trying to bring my lawn to a good health. I have Tall Fescue.
I've got estimate from a Lawn maintenance company and they gave me an estimate of about $3,000. They suggested following has to be done to my lawn.

1) Weed & Feed
2) De-Thatching
3) Aeration
4) Lime Application
5) Seeding
6) Top Dress
7) Starter Fertilizer


Since its out of my budget range, I was planning to do it myself.
Could you please let me know the following:

a) Should I work on the items in the order listed above?
If so, what should be the timelines. Since Summer ending / Fall is soon approaching, what should be the timetable. (Like Aug 3rd week - Remove weeds and Dethatching; Aug last week / Sep 1st week - Aeration & overseeding etc..)

b) Where can I rent the lawn equipment like aerator and slit seeder in my area cheaply?

c) Where and which Top Dresser should I get?

Thanks in advance,
Kevin


When
Kevin if you like I can come and check out the property. I run my business in Northern Va about half hour away from Ashburn.
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:07 AM
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lol This is funny. Most cases why homeowners/consumers hire companies/professionals.....because they do not have the knowledge to do the work themselves or to do the work RIGHT.....I say, hire a pro instead of trying to learn years of lawn experience with one post.....there's alot to know, especially about timing and rates of application, and oh yeah, watering correctly.
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Old 08-26-2011, 05:29 PM
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Do you have automatic irrigation ? It makes a big difference.
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Old 08-27-2011, 09:41 AM
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lol This is funny. Most cases why homeowners/consumers hire companies/professionals.....because they do not have the knowledge to do the work themselves or to do the work RIGHT.....I say, hire a pro instead of trying to learn years of lawn experience with one post.....there's alot to know, especially about timing and rates of application, and oh yeah, watering correctly.
Growing grass is the simplest thing in the world...!!!

Most lcos haven't a clue that living plants do better when they are allowed to live out their [natural[/b] life cycle...

Most lcos learn fert&squirt and call themselves pros...

Most lcos don't know the Mode of Action of the chems they are applying...

Most lcos have never looked at the soil or the roots...

There is a lot to know - about unlearning the unnatural life cycle of your 6 step program...
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Old 08-27-2011, 11:12 AM
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I would do a soil test first before I did anything

You could put lime down, but you never know, you might actually need sulfur on you lawn instead.

Don't blindly throw stuff at a lawn, if you mess it up then it could take more work to fix it.


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