Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jetsfan68, Mar 25, 2003.

  1. jetsfan68

    jetsfan68 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I've been struggling with my lawn for years and it keeps getting worse- I want to get it right- I had Lawndoctor come out and give me a price of $750.00 bucks to fix it- (it's less than 1/8 acre)
    I can't spend that kind of money and I cannot imagine I can't do it myself.
    It's very thin and has had some grub damage and probably some mold and leaf and dollar spot.
    What do I do first? I think I have the basic idea but when do I lime? First or later?
    My though was to:
    1. Detchatch- get all the dead stuff up
    2. Reseed- Overseed (march)
    3. Fertilize after grass grows. (4-6 weeks later)
    4. Grub and insect control (June?)
    5 Where does the lime come in??

  2. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    You are on the right track. After dethatching, core aerate, then do the seed. You can put fertilizer on right away. Do not put pre-emergence on if you overseed. Get a soil test to see if you really need lime. Good luck.
  3. TurfGuyTX

    TurfGuyTX LawnSite Senior Member
    from DFW
    Posts: 648

    I'd be sure of any fungal activity before fertilizing. The nitrogen could make it worse. Other than that, sounds like a good plan. Good luck.

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