Reseeding entire lawn

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by steppinthrax, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax LawnSite Member
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    I was thinking you should mow it low first becuase the roundup has less **** to deal with. If you apply first then mow it low you lose roundup and since it was high to began with, less roundup goes to the root????

    Why mow it last???
     
  2. BOSS LAWN 2343

    BOSS LAWN 2343 LawnSite Senior Member
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    When I first sprayed out my lawn I waited until it turned brown, then a day to be sure. Mowed low afterwards.
     
  3. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    Round up is systemic. It must be absorbed by the leaf, and transferred to the root. Taller grass~more leaf to absorb the Gly.
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  4. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax LawnSite Member
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    Is roundup generally the best, is the off brand (spectracide) OK? In that case, how long should I wait until I cut the grass (after spray).
     
  5. Outdoors_Unlimited

    Outdoors_Unlimited LawnSite Senior Member
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    Gly is gly. I too use off brand, just watch the percentage of active ingredient.
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  6. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax LawnSite Member
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    What's the timing, upon application, do I just wait until it browns, then mow, then how long do I wait to apply seed?
     
  7. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ok, I dont know how this hasnt been asked. Where are you located? And to answer the question above, one you spray RU, wait a few days and mow. RU is systemic for the plant, but leaves no residual in the soil if it is strait gly. If it has a pre-emergent in it, which a ton of non-selective herbicides have, then you need to not spray that. Just get the most basic gly you can. I have succesfully seeded three days after spraying RU. Answer my first question and then I will give my suggestion
     
  8. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Also, what are the features of your property? Full sun, shade, hilly, wet, dry, compact, drainage issues. All of these or some need to be identified before we can give a good suggestion on what to do, much less what kind of seed to sow
     
  9. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax LawnSite Member
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    I live in the East coast, southern, MD
     
  10. steppinthrax

    steppinthrax LawnSite Member
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    I would say 80% of the property is sun, there is a small section that contains various trees and is somewhat shaded, this area also has some moss on the ground. The soil here is sandy, (not clay) the ground also seems to be kind of porous, where you will be walking and if you step kind of hard in some areas your foot will cause a depression easily. There are also many ant hills etc... The grade is mostly flat with a large hill on the front.
     

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