greatSounds like he has read a few articles, but has no practical experience. I didn't look up his pedigree, but that's my impression from what I read. Another member of the media pretending to know about that which he speaks!
I live and work in MD, so beginning with that preface, I will address the 4 salient questions. My answers are based on 4 year degree in general agriculture, University of MD, + 20+ years installing and renovating lawns here. If there is argument re region of the country, I leave that to others to bring it up.welllll if you have a minute or two.....
heres a copy and paste from another thread i started.
"i live in RI and have the regular bluegrass/rye/fescue mix. every time i try and start a thread about this i end up butchering it and losing my paitience and starting a new one lol.
basically, the lawn at my house is in rough shape. i have some bare spots, some spots that are weedy, and some spots that moss has slowly taken over. basically i want to do everything i possibly can (without killing the entire lawn and starting over) this year to get it looking good.
I need help developing a schedule and plan to do so. Heres what i THINK i should include:
-fertilizer (pre-emergent, post-emergent? i dont know!! lol)
-overseeding (won't it contradict with weed control?)
so i really need to know when to do what and what to use...
when do i start and what order do i do it in? what fertilizers do i use when?
in case you didnt notice i dont know anything about actual turf care lol"