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Old 04-19-2013, 06:22 PM
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Reseeding without expirence, Risky?

I got a 4000sq.ft. lawn to reseed. I'm not going to kill the grass, just cut it down low, seed, fertilize, and just enough top dressing to cover the seeds, then water 2 times a day for 2 weeks. I'm in Southern Ontario, where our droughts aren't too bad. Should I take this job or leave it and I take how much would you charge? Appreciate it.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:42 PM
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Sounds like a good job to do. $100.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:47 PM
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The risk for reseeding is low, bit higher with fertilizer.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:01 PM
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are you saying don`t use fertilizer
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:00 AM
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are you saying don`t use fertilizer
fertilizer will make the grass that's there to grow fast and could shade out the seedlings that's the risk.

Over seed then wait for 2 weeks then fertilize
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:06 AM
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Or...
Use a starter fertilizer, designed specifically for the task at hand.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:12 AM
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......and don't use any kind of fert with any type of weed killer in it. It'll kill new seedlings too.
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Old 04-20-2013, 09:02 AM
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Too much water when the ground/air temperature is less than optimal germination is not a good idea...
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Old 04-20-2013, 11:35 PM
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Use a starter fertilizer, designed specifically for the task at hand.
Without a doubt the best answer so far.
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:50 AM
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Without a doubt the best answer so far.
The primary isse here,,, is germination... fertilizer has nothing to do with germination...

Correct temp, moisture, and even light determine germination,,, NOT fertilizer...
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