Is anyone in the northeast delaying thier fall seeding this year?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by suzook, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I usually start killing weeds/undesirable grass about this time, then start seeding in 2 weeks. I am a little concerned about this wacky summer we have had so far. I am thinking we might have some hot temps in sept. I am thinking about delaying my seeding 2-3 weeks this year. Anyone else thinking about this? Just looking for some other opinions.
  2. bx24

    bx24 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA/TX
    Messages: 503

    I usually do not reseed till around Sept 10 to 15..AKA The Big E time.
  3. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    Your late on the weed and too early on the seeding. Then again this IS long island....the bar here is low.
  4. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    I have new customers with weeds, thats why i will be eliminating the weeds. Sept 1st too early???????? I have always had good results with sept 1st.
  5. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    Just an update on the new customers. I stuck to my original plan. I killed the weeds the 3rd week in august, reseeded a week ago, and my new customers are impressed. The seed came up beuatifuly. The weather has been perfect, some more rain would have helped, but i set up the customers irragation to water 3 times a day for 8 min ea time. Looks like i have new customers for next year.
  6. jfoxtrot9

    jfoxtrot9 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    The only downfall to this site sometimes is certain people like to "lol" all the time because everyone is so inexperienced while certain others are sooooooo full of experience and wisdom.

    Really, just ask 'em!!

    They will tell you. Some people have magical aerators and everything!:)

    Congrats on your success thus far. I usually start my over-seeding in the next week or so.
  7. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,899

    As far as seeding goes, I think Aug 15 to Sept 30 give the best results here.
    That being said, usually it's too hot for me to aerate, slit seed & top dress in Aug. This year is different.
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,479

    its been dry here
    im waiting for some rain to soften the ground up a little
    then ill start my aerations and a few seed jobs

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