Last year I started maintaining a football and a soccer field for a local high school. Because of the use they get from a variety of boys and girls sports throughout the year about the only time I can seed is after the second week of November and again in June when school is out for the summer. The June seedings work fine because the fields are irrigated. Last year I aerated, seeded and fertilized on November 11th and in the spring, the results were better than I expected. We had some warm days in November and even in December, had a little germination and a majority of it came up in the spring. This year I like to try and do a true dormant seeding. I'm planning on waiting until after Thanksgiving and then aerate and seed or slit seed. Is there a need to fertilize when dormant seeding? I would think not because you are not looking for any germination. Any other comments or suggestions? I am licensed and do the applications also. I am aware not to pre-em too early in the spring.