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Time to seed!

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by precisioncut, Sep 30, 2004.

  1. precisioncut

    precisioncut LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 654

    Need to seed a customers lawn and well 2 weeks ago I applied a Lesco 28-3-7 to her lawn. She now wants it seeded and I want to do it. Will the fert hurt the new seedlings? I can't apply a starter fert because of the burn. Would manure work?
  2. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 422

    You will be fine seeding after an application of Lesco 28-3-7. It is a slow release so it won't burn. Even Lesco's starter fertilizer is an "18" for nitrogen.

    Stay away from adding manure. Unless it is well decomposed you are talking about a real burn from the quick release of nitrogen......
  3. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,494

    You'll be fine on both counts. Seeding and starter fert.. Just go heavy on the seed and MAKE SURE it gets watered regularly so that the soild stays damp CONSISTENLY - esPECially after the seedlings start. This is when people have a tendency to say "mission accomplished", and let up on the watering.

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