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seeded and barely anythign coming up

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by LawnInOrder, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. K.Carothers

    K.Carothers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    You can sow some annual rye as the nursing grass until the good grass is established.

  2. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I don't think so. I hope i didn't. I set the spreader to the settings that they tell you on the bag. I haven;t had a problem like this with my other lawns only this lawn. What is my solution to this probelm. LawnInOrder
  3. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I am guessing that it is a fast growing grass... What is the bets way to put it down. The way i put the seed down or is there a better more efficent way? Also what fert shoudl i use? LawnInOrder
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    55 degrees and above
  5. JJLandscapes

    JJLandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 682

    lawn in order where on LONG island are you.... Ask the people at vigliottis any questions you have and they are very helpful..

    We put down fert with crabgrass control this time of year(what viggliottis suggest to) and you can not seed within 1 or 2 months of allpying fertilizer with crabgrass control.

    the soil could just be contaminted in many ways from before is this a new spot thats dead or does the customer say it dies every year? We have one house where the old cesspool killed a 4 foot section and we gotta dig 6-8 inches deep and remove all the old soil
  6. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    If yaa used bluegrass by itself...thats your problem...you need a mixture to shade the bluegrass...dig down with your hands ...look to see if the seed has started to germ. yet...if it has sprinkel a bit of mixed seed on top and put a dusting of your peat moss back on
    The rye will come up first and the K.B.G should take aprox 4 weeks
    Good luck... don,t forget to keep it moist:waving: :usflag: :canadaflag:
  7. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    I am located in Westbury. The spot always been like that i think. It was bare, just dirt not one piece of grass. Now some of the seed is coming up but not alot. I guess i am going to get some rye grass to put down so it has some grass growing, then eventually the bluegrass will come in and fill the area up. And for the seed i used the Farmingdale Sun abd Shade grass seed from viggliottis. I think it is mostly bluegrass and some rye in it as well as other grass types, but i am not sure exactly what types of grass are in the seed becasue i don;t have the bag anymore

    What type of starter fert do you guys use. Thanks LawnInOrder
  8. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    you could have put too much down and smoked the seed.
  9. LawnInOrder

    LawnInOrder LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    too much of what?
  10. NEPSJay

    NEPSJay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    too much "fertilizer", or what ever u put down.

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