Just bought 15,000 sqft of Johnathan green "show Lawn" and some round up

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Ralph Wiggum, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Ralph Wiggum

    Ralph Wiggum LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 27

    I plan on starting my project in a week or so.. Any tips would be great thanks.. I am in the NY area
     
  2. Ralph Wiggum

    Ralph Wiggum LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 27

    I plan on spraying my entire lawn with roundup, and after it all dies i will cut it down real short with my mower and seed with a power seeder..then water water water.. am i missing anything? and has anyone ever used this seed before?
     
  3. tbettis

    tbettis LawnSite Member
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    are u asking us or telling us
     
  4. Ralph Wiggum

    Ralph Wiggum LawnSite Member
    from NY
    Posts: 27

    asking.... I am new to this whole thing.. am i at least on the right track
     
  5. group501

    group501 LawnSite Member
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    I would say you are on the right track. Make sure that if you are using a slice seeder that you use the checker board pattern, applying 1/2 rate of seed in each direction. This will prevent rowing. Also, I would suggest core aerating the lawn prior to slice seeding. This will not only relieve soil compaction but it will also provide a better seed bed after the cores are broken up by slicing. I also like to apply the starter fertilizer prior to seeding. I feel that this moves the fert into the soil more effectively.
     

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