What should I topdress with?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by MrC, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
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    I have 500 sq ft section that I seeded. What can I pick up to topdress this?
     
  2. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn LawnSite Senior Member
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    wait a minute, I just reread what you wrote, You seeded already and if so how long ago?
     
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    High quality compost suitable to cover the seed, which means if you already seeded it is too late.
     
  5. MrC

    MrC LawnSite Member
    from Jersey
    Posts: 189

    Damn I seeded 5 days ago. Would it help to put something down anyway?
     
  6. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    May be too late, depends on the type of grass. Generally speaking, all seed prefers to be covered. It helps to provide an environment that promotes germination and also helps reduce the amount of water you need to apply to keep it moist.

    If you really want to get some compost down I would put some new seed down before your compost in the event the seed there has already germinated. Make sure you keep the compost to approx. 1/4" depth.
     

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