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overseeding and fertilizing old lawn

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by tk378, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. tk378

    tk378 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I need some advice on over-seeding and fertilizing a 14 year old lawn of tall fescue. I live in the piedmont area of North Carolina and this is the time to plant grass seed.

    I plan to core aerate this week and then over-seed and fertilize. Pellet lime as well. I have not attended to my yard in many years.

    How many pounds of fescue would you plant for a little less than 3/4 an acre yard?

    How many pounds of starter fertilizer and pellet lime as well?

    Thanks for any help.

  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    Without a soil sample, here's where I'd go for 3/4 acre. This is also assuming you're overseeding existing turf and not starting with bare ground.

    100-110 lbs. tall fescue
    175 lbs. 18-24-12
    Since the limestone takes a while to adjust the soil's pH anyway, go ahead and do a soil test to see how much it needs. Remember, limestone can be applied anytime of year. :)

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