Fertilization of newly applied lawn. (Hydroseeding)

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by E E M, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. E E M

    E E M LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Can anyone tell me what the guidelines are for a newly hydroseeded lawn to be fertilized? The hydro took place last fall- It has taken roughly 85-90%. I was called to estimate the job and realized when i got there it was not completely established. Should i use:usflag: a heavier fertilizing schedule than my usual 4 applications in a season. Also- what would be the best to use on such a young lawn? Thanks everyone!!
  2. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    It probably would be helpful to know if it was fertilized with the hydro-seed application and at what rates. There may be enough on it already to bring it out of winter.

    If you fertilize again you may not be able to keep up with the top growth in another month
  3. Mark Bogart

    Mark Bogart LawnSite Member
    Messages: 174

    Even though it's a new lawn, a soil test will help tell you what you exactly need to apply!
  4. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,777

    When I had my rear lawn hydroseeded the fellow told me to wait about 6 weeks to fert, and then only some 10-10-10 (This was for fescue) and my hydro app was done in the early spring.

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