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over seed & over seed again now what

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by CLARKE, May 2, 2001.


    CLARKE LawnSite Member
    Posts: 145

    Last fall mid (OCT) i over seeded this guys yard
    and core airated, and in (AUG) killed all the weeds
    he had a lot. Now this Spring i had to over seed the
    lawn again lots of bare spots, we had some rain but not
    enought maybe 30 to 40% of the seed is comeing up.Now to
    top it off his yard is filling up with weeds, And these
    weeds look like what tulips look like when they first come
    up. So i killed the weeds last fall over seeded 2 times and
    still don't have a very good looking lawn, I fear this guy
    might not pay me for the 2nd over seeding cause his yard
    still looks like crap, What do i do now???????? HELP

    [Edited by CLARKE on 05-02-2001 at 01:28 AM]
  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    We had an early winter, here in Il., and your seed was put down too late. What happened was winter kill, the new grass that came up was not strong enough to withstand the cold. We have seen it alot in our ball fields and parks. At this point we are slit seeding bare areas and putting down a good started Fert, use a 6-24-24 or 8-32-32.

    In our area try to seed between August 15- Sept 15.
  3. did you do a soil test? maybe you are deficient in something? however i do agree with paul about having a harsh winter for new plantings

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