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Just put down pre-m, now they want to reseed

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cochino12, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. cochino12

    cochino12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    Any way of reseeding after only a week after customer put down pre-em? or am I going to have to wait for 6 weeks?
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    They recommend 30 days, don't they? Either way, far as I know any type of weed killer (be it pre or post) will interfere with the germination of seed so to put grass seed down now is almost for sure a waste of time and money.

    This is one reason I always seed first (no offense to you) because you can treat weeds year-round for the most part, but you shouldn't seed much later than right now.

    I'd recommend they wait until fall to make sure, you can tell them there is 0 percent guarantee the seed will germinate if you put it down now and about a 40-60 percent chance it will survive the summer if you put it down near end of may.

    That's what I do, all the time... Most appreciate the candid honesty.

    NCSERVICE LawnSite Member
    Messages: 206

    what kind of pre m? some last longer than others.
  4. chriscraft

    chriscraft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 390

    Check the package , Ill bet its more like 12-16 weeks wait. I wait till fall if they put doen a pre emergent in spring
  5. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    That dog wont hunt, forget it for this season, try in sept.
    About the only thing that may work would be to till it and destroy the barrier.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    If you disturb the soil enough, no "pre-emergent" will inhibate 100% of the grass seed. I say go ahead and seed.
  7. stumper1620

    stumper1620 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,889

    Your about 4 months late!
    Quit ressurecting all these old dead threads. this is about the 4th one you responded to from april.

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