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Old 10-16-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Be sure whatever you do don't allow the seed to dry out during germination.

In addition whether Spring or Fall especially around seedng time never use a weed andfeed product such as Scott.


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I mowed it Friday afternoon, as we were scheduled to rain all weekend. After mowing, I fertilized it with the Scott's (32-0-4) I posted above. The rain was a slow and steady one all day Saturday and Sunday, and we got over 1 inch.

My grass filled in better on the hydroseeded section (about 3,000sq ft), and even the hand-seeded section next to it (1,000 sq ft) I just started a week ago, greened up and came up about another 1 inch or more just this weekend! It looks so good compared to other parts of the lawn, I wish now I had been able to afford to do even more of the lawn this way. There's quite a few other sections that are just grass coming up in black sand, and when it's dry, they die out very quickly.

There's always next year, and I learned a lot just doing this. The previous owners didn't do anything, and allowed most of the lawn to just die off. When we moved in, the FIRST thing I did was removed 27 trailer-loads (Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer with sides) of old oak and maple leaves that had been left over the years!

The lot is 1/2 acre and is all grass except for the house and driveway.

I learned a lot just reading this and the other thread on lawn care.
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Old 10-18-2017, 05:55 AM
 
Location: SWCT, close to coast
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I mowed it Friday afternoon, as we were scheduled to rain all weekend. After mowing, I fertilized it with the Scott's (32-0-4) I posted above. The rain was a slow and steady one all day Saturday and Sunday, and we got over 1 inch.

Nice to hear you used the Scotts stuff. I've had good success with it.. I noticed grass grows better with rains than with city water.


My fall stuff is done... now I just wait and watch...


Alan from Florida (Lawn Care Nut) has great tips on Fall lawn care.. Check out the journal he has, that's an awesome idea. I do it for the garden but didn't think for the lawn.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tG1zo5LUCk
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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It takes a good 2 years to establish a solid lawn that dominates your neighborhood.

Be sure to stick with straight fertilizer and do not use any weed and feed ever is my recommendation as other experts will also advise, especially on freshly seeded and germinating grass.






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Originally Posted by MikeBear View Post
I mowed it Friday afternoon, as we were scheduled to rain all weekend. After mowing, I fertilized it with the Scott's (32-0-4) I posted above. The rain was a slow and steady one all day Saturday and Sunday, and we got over 1 inch.

My grass filled in better on the hydroseeded section (about 3,000sq ft), and even the hand-seeded section next to it (1,000 sq ft) I just started a week ago, greened up and came up about another 1 inch or more just this weekend! It looks so good compared to other parts of the lawn, I wish now I had been able to afford to do even more of the lawn this way. There's quite a few other sections that are just grass coming up in black sand, and when it's dry, they die out very quickly.

There's always next year, and I learned a lot just doing this. The previous owners didn't do anything, and allowed most of the lawn to just die off. When we moved in, the FIRST thing I did was removed 27 trailer-loads (Harbor Freight 4x8 trailer with sides) of old oak and maple leaves that had been left over the years!

The lot is 1/2 acre and is all grass except for the house and driveway.

I learned a lot just reading this and the other thread on lawn care.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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https://youtu.be/-MHrLB20ISc

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Old 10-29-2017, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Saw this and thought you might enjoy it.

Donít forget to get that late fall fertilizing down even well after top growth stops....Feed the roots.

Home Depot and Scott's VS Millennial

https://youtu.be/EuD7cy8TE0Q





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My yard was Hydroseeded. It has high-phosphorus fertilizer mixed in it from the start for good rooting. The Scott's fertilizer is high-nitrogen. Since it's new seedlings, I can NOT use a weed killer right now.

I have not used the Scotts as of yet, as the first mowing is still a few days off and it's been raining off and on. Probably by Monday I will have mowed it, and then I'll use the Scotts.
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Old Today, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Zone 6B ~ Northern VA
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Hard to believe Fall is coming to an end. Grass cuttings may be slowing down, but be sure to keep those leaves removed from the lawn.
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