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#3132113 - 01/20/13 05:53 PM when to over seed and fertilize your lawn
Lady's man
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Is it to late or early. When do you start talking care of your yard for the spring?
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#3132119 - 01/20/13 05:58 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Lady's man]
cecil30-30
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Never.Why would you do that??? It will make the grass grow more...
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#3132158 - 01/20/13 06:21 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: cecil30-30]
Carlos Viagra
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Its best to overseed in late September. I did mine in late October and it turned out great since we had very warm temps last year.

I think early spring would be a good time to fertilize and add pre-emergent but I'm not an expert.
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#3132213 - 01/20/13 06:53 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Carlos Viagra]
eightpointer
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Best to overseed in the fall. You can't overseed and put pre-emergence down at the same time. Well..I guess you can..but your grass won't come up. Just go ahead and aerate and overseed early spring. Or better yet...wait til late spring and sod with some Bermuda.
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#3132340 - 01/20/13 08:12 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: eightpointer]
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I aerate and seed & fertilzer in September, put down first dose of pre-emergent down mid feb, fertilize a week later, fertilize again about 6 weeks later, pre- emergent again first to mid May. I threw down some in a patch a couples weeks ago and already coming up.
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#3132416 - 01/20/13 08:55 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Methane]
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#3132428 - 01/20/13 09:03 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: KillMode]
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Fall is definitely best. I tilled up the front yard in Oct. My yard is the only one around that's been green through the winter and it's fescue. Heck I had to mow yesterday since it has been warm and so rainy!
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#3132432 - 01/20/13 09:04 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Never.Why would you do that??? It will make the grass grow more...


Some people take pride in having a great looking yard.

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#3132446 - 01/20/13 09:12 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Tenn.Guy]
KillMode
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I buy all my seed from commercial lawn of sidco Dr in Nashville. I put down a triple blend Fescue. It came out good
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#3132448 - 01/20/13 09:14 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Tenn.Guy]
cecil30-30
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 Originally Posted By: Tenn.Guy
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Never.Why would you do that??? It will make the grass grow more...


Some people take pride in having a great looking yard.
I've thought about spraying my whole yard with roundup and then painting it green...I could careless what grows in my yard,weeds,clover, or crab grass,its all the same to me..It's all gotta be mowed.
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#3132479 - 01/20/13 09:30 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: cecil30-30]
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 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: Tenn.Guy
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Never.Why would you do that??? It will make the grass grow more...


Some people take pride in having a great looking yard.
I've thought about spraying my whole yard with roundup and then painting it green...I could careless what grows in my yard,weeds,clover, or crab grass,its all the same to me..It's all gotta be mowed.


I always wanted to concret mine and then paint it green
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#3132512 - 01/20/13 09:53 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: KPH]
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I could do that for you! Been pouring for 25 years \:D
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#3132679 - 01/21/13 07:28 AM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: cecil30-30]
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the dark of the moon in february. That is what the old timers always do. Almost every seed will germinate. The full moon in Feb is the 25th so I would sow anywhere around that
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#3132686 - 01/21/13 07:36 AM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: huntinkev]
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I fertilized, etc., several years ago.

After having to mow every 3-4 days over a wet summer, I vowed to NEVER do that again!

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#3132705 - 01/21/13 07:56 AM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: cecil30-30]
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I was told to seed in September so the grass will have time to develope a good deep root system. This is suppose to help it withstand summer's heat and drought.

I was also told that we are too far south for northern grasses and too far north for the southern ones.

To have a good looking lawn around here is a lot of work but if you enjoy that kind of thing then go for it. Good luck with your lawn.
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#3132742 - 01/21/13 08:22 AM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: KPH]
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 Originally Posted By: KPH
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
 Originally Posted By: Tenn.Guy
 Originally Posted By: cecil30-30
Never.Why would you do that??? It will make the grass grow more...


Some people take pride in having a great looking yard.
I've thought about spraying my whole yard with roundup and then painting it green...I could careless what grows in my yard,weeds,clover, or crab grass,its all the same to me..It's all gotta be mowed.


I always wanted to concret mine and then paint it green


Me too!

I have a 3 acre yard and WISH it were 100'x100' during mowing season
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#3133166 - 01/21/13 02:37 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: Kimber45]
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I'm overseeded a couple times in the fall. This weekend I'll probably toss out some weed n feed with crabgrass preventer. Should have done it last Thursday when it snowed.
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#3133173 - 01/21/13 02:42 PM Re: when to over seed and fertilize your lawn [Re: JeepKuntry]
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