How soon after Aerating should you seed

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by precator, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. precator

    precator LawnSite Member
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    Guy at Home Depot said to wait a week because the seeds will fall into the holes and they will die. Any truth to that?
  2. ReddensLawnCare

    ReddensLawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have and always will do it immediately after. Some will fall too deep, but the rest will fall in and germinate perfectly. You don't want the holes to fill I before you sees
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  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    um immediately. what a tard and misinforming idiot that guy is at HD,

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    Hd jackass. Same time!
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  5. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    Why do people even ask a stock boy in a box store. Good to see you second guessed him. I usually do it immediately after with a good starter fert as well.
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  6. grandview (2006)

    grandview (2006) LawnSite Gold Member
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    10-4 :clapping:
  7. precator

    precator LawnSite Member
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    Should I put starter fertilizer right after I seed? like should I seed, fertilizer, then water..

    Or seed, water, then fertilize?
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    apply it all at the same time, then water away.............just dont use weed control before or during the seeding process. most have a 2-4 week wait period after applying, in case you were unaware for seeding, and not until after the new grass has been mowed twice or so

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