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new lawn with weeds

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by spud, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. spud

    spud LawnSite Member
    Posts: 5

    Please give me your advice New home new lawn in june hydroseeded.. july installed sprinklers.. due to the heat ect and putting the sprinklers in after the lawn there are bare spots in areas . the questionis? when do I get rid of the weeds I was thinking of overseeding the lawn with in the next week or two to let the spots fill in and get as much grass growing as possible before the winter ..I am located in rhode island....should I deal with the weeds in the spring and have any products been better than others ..I have a lesco in town and a great seed co.. or should I battle the weeds now ?
  2. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,144

    Most Herbicide labels say not to treat any new grass that has not been mowed at least 5 times.
  3. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I would work on seeding and getting the grass established, deal with the weeds next spring.
  4. crazygator

    crazygator LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,048

    If you overseed and fertilize before the cold hits, you will cover the bare spots and may choke out some of the weed growth. Also overseed and fertilize again in the spring and you may not have a weed problem. You might also have to aerate this spring to help everything. Good luck!
  5. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    Plus, many of your weeds may be annual, and will bite it at the first frost. For perennial weeds, you should start a program in spring.

    And overseeding's a good idea.

    Good luck!
  6. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 438

    I would try to fill the bare spots now and start with a post-emergence fert and winterizer this year

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