Time to fertilizing the lawn

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bscill, Sep 16, 2003.

  1. bscill

    bscill LawnSite Member
    from KY
    Posts: 94

    When is the best time to start fertilizing the lawn and overseeding for the winter monthes? Could anyone please help and tell what fertilizer to use in the Kentucky area?
     
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Now. Starter Fert, high in phosphorous.

    EG
     
  3. m2pc

    m2pc LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 10

    After overseeding and putting down starter fertilizer, how soon can I put an application down for winterizing (18-2-18)?
     
  4. Well, I would wait until after the seeds have grown into grass you have mowed twice. After the second mow, then you can treat the grass as you would the rest of the lawn.

    Some people may disagree with my approach, but that is what I would do.
     
  5. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 324

    Four to six weeks.
     
  6. m2pc

    m2pc LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 10

    Thank you everyone. Seeds are already starting to germinate after 6-7 days. How tall do I let tall fescue grow before the first cut?
     
  7. GLAN

    GLAN Banned
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    Same cutting height your doing now. 2.5" or higher
     
  8. m2pc

    m2pc LawnSite Member
    from Mass
    Posts: 10

    Thanks everyone!
     

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