When to fertilize after slit seeding

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by steverino, Apr 9, 2001.

  1. steverino

    steverino LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    I'm planning on slit seeding a customers front lawn. I know it will look pretty ugly for a week or two. After two weeks I'll rake and fertilize. It has been suggested that I fert. on the same day as the slit seeding. What do you think. When would it be safe to apply weed control?
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,486

    Same day if possible.
  3. awm

    awm LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,354

    use starter fertilizer first day.no weed control for a while
  4. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,831

    I agree with AWM, starter fertilizer the day you slit seed and don't use weed control until you have actually mowed the grass that comes up, 4 times. I am assuming that this is an over seed job, so I would wait til around 6 weeks for the weed control.
  5. ronslawncare

    ronslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 541

    do it in season order -scotts annual lawn care program

    spring - march seed and starter fert

    april-next would be crabgrass preventer

    june -then weed control

    aug -summer insect control

    sept.--early fall lawn fertilizer

    oct-late fall winterizer
  6. eggy

    eggy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    Ughh spring seeding, I hope it gets the needed water!

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