Overseeding

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by agm, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Posts: 167

    I know that the best time to overseed a lawn is in the fall, but can it be done in very early spring? I know that the seed competes with crabgrass and other lawn weeds but I have a new customer that wants it done. It's not a big area, probably about 900 sq.ft. of lawn. (I haven't measured it yet, just a rough estimate). I know how to do it, as I have been doing it for a few years, but I have never done it in the spring.
     
  2. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Posts: 167

    can anyone help?
     
  3. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    Sure you can do it now and you will have 6 to 8 weeks to get the grass up, then you can use a pre to keep the weeds and crab back. Check out Soil Secrets @ Osuna Nursury, they have a terra pro humus and protein crumblie that will really help with soil pedogenesis.
     
  4. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Posts: 167

    thanks alot for the reply!
     
  5. rwsawal04

    rwsawal04 LawnSite Member
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    Don't you have to wait a while before applying preemerge to those young seedling.
     
  6. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Posts: 167

    I thought the same thing
     
  7. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Agm, just do what ya know how to do as far as the prep and seeding and just make sure you use a high quality grass seed with no weeds in it. With the right growing, you should be able to get the grass up to strong enough after a few months that you can adress the weeds, if any then. Just keep a strong border on the other turf so none of the existing weeds creep into your new grass.
     
  8. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Posts: 1,818

    Ooops, re read and now I think you are meaning overseed an existing area that already has grass and some weeds? How do you plan on getting seed in ground, aerator, slit seeder, ?
     
  9. Barefoot James

    Barefoot James LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 984

    Seed early. Address weeds later.
     
  10. agm

    agm LawnSite Member
    from NM
    Posts: 167

    Aerating. Lawn looks pretty good other than a small area that needs it. I don't have any pics of it (I wish I did) to show you. But with just aerating, then seeding, will be fine. It's just I have never done overseeding in the spring. Customer really wants it done. And the grass seed, yes I do use a high quality with no weeds.
     

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