Winterized after overseed & starter fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by antcap51, Sep 25, 2013.

  1. antcap51

    antcap51 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I live in northern NJ and 2 weeks ago I aerated, over seeded, and applied starter fertilizer. My question is should I apply another application of fertilizer in 6 weeks that will be early to mid Nov. and if so what? Something high in nitrogen (similar to Scott's winterguard). Thanks for your help.
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,160

    The simple answer is "yes".
    NJ has a fertilizer law you should know about. Here is a good link expalining it for homeowners:
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    That depends entirely on whether that N app in Nov. will actually be used by the plants or sits till Spring or just wasted... Any apps after mid-Oct does nothing more for the winterizing process of the grass, here in Wisco... You should actually learn what the life-cycle of your NJ turf schedule might be...
  4. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,296

    If you are going to apply a mid to late Oct app, make sure your fert is close to all mineral so the nutrients can be utilized before freeze up.

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