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Old 06-17-2010, 12:14 PM
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Long story short, I bought a house and spent the past two years rehabbing it, to the exclusion of anything outside the walls, and now I am looking to get the yard in shape. The house has a fescue-based lawn with a dormant irrigation system, and a lot of weeds and clover, and some invading zoysia. Theres a dandelion or two as well.. Its mostly sunny on the lawn, but I'm planing fescue anyway.

The first season there were grubs and spittle bugs, so this spring I put down two applications of grub and general insect killer granuals. There are also ants, but none that seem troublesome, so I put down a general ant repellent/killer around the house foundation. Nothing else so far has been put down, soil pH seems good - I spot seeded a few areas when I got the house and that grass has grown very well.

I need a good plan of action to kill off the weeds, put down new fescue seed, and fertilize, and the best times to get started. Can anyone help me out with timing and products to use? I figure weed killer, then a bout a month later, seed and fertilizer?
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:04 PM
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Some weed and feed products require 4 months between use and seeding. See if you can find Turfbuilder Summer Guard with weed control. Or something like that. Use it now, since you have weeds. Then sow in the fall when it's cool, about early October. That should give you enough time between the weeding and enough time to sow seeds to establish before it gets cold. Use a good starter fertilizer when you sow. And fertilize with weed and feed again next spring.
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