Hydro seed & weeds

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by mikemac, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. mikemac

    mikemac LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    New lawn hydroseeded about 8 weeks ago, have plenty of coverage (Fescue in front, bermuda/rye mix in back) Now plenty of weeds popping up.

    How long before I can start using the weed & feed type of fert.'s??
  2. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    A newly seeded lawn can benefit from a light feeding of N (1/4 - 1/2 lb. N per 1,000 sq. ft.) after germination is completed and you have mowed a couple of times. You should hold back herbicides as long as possible to allow the grass to get established. If the lawn area is small, hand weed after you water. If a herbicide is needed, use one that is least damaging to new seedlings. Read the label of the weed & feed you want to use. What weed & feed is available in your local market? It should advise you on the recommendations for a newly seeded lawn. Also, pre-emergence herbicides do not recommend application in spring following a fall seeding. Remember this next spring. Good luck.


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