New lawn - fertilizer? grub control?, etc,

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by cliff27, May 30, 2010.

  1. cliff27

    cliff27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Had lawn hydroseeded (Rhode Island; fescue and annual rye with 10% kbg) 3.5 weeks ago. Supposedly had starter fertilizer and crab grass preventer. Grass has come in but with fair amount of crabgrass. Also, seems to be growing slowly , about 1 inch in most spots.

    Can I put down fertilizer this soon? Use a starter instead of regular?
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,662

    Use a fertilizer designed for turfgrass. Make sure if has a genereous portion in the slow release form. Feed it about once a month until the new grass is thick. It will be gradual steady progress. The crabgrass will be bad, but frost will kill it in October.

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