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Lawn Repair Help

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by keperkey, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. keperkey

    keperkey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Southern Lawn (Knoxville, TN)

    Been in house for 4 years, lawn has taken a real turn for the worse starting last year. I would like to put some work into this fall and next spring.

    The plan:

    1) Within the week, spray a Weed B Gone type product over entire lawn now and begin cutting shorter (now cut at 3").

    2) Early to Mid September - dethatch.

    3) Mid September - Aerate

    4) Followed by overseeding (plan is a fescue blend suitable to primarily direct sun, suggestions) and appropriate watering.

    5) Spring - Get down preemergent early enough. Another aeration?


    Thanks in advance.
  2. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 878

    Get the lawn in early enough to get a couple of mowings on it. You may want to move up your start date to Sept. 1.

    It is always a good idea to aerate and get down some fert early next spring on the new lawn.

  3. keperkey

    keperkey LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    Follow up.

    I was planning on dethatching because I believe I have a thatch problem and I thought it would help remove some of the crab grass that I have killed.

    Will aeration/slitseeding suffice?
  4. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
    from here
    Messages: 4,899

    Post some pics, it would help a lot.

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