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Old 03-27-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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i am aware of that issue, that you cant seed because that stuff will kill the seed. i figured id wait a few weeks, throw it down and hope for the best. if it doesnt work, i am no worse off. however, if the seed causes negative stuff like additional weeds then i wouldnt want that.
Decent seed shouldn't contain weed seeds.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Decent seed shouldn't contain weed seeds.
thats not the concern. i did a little googling last night. the concept is that when you spray a weed preventer in the early spring, it creates a chemical barrier in the first inch of soil that prevents the weeds from developing. now, this chemical barrier could likely prevent my seeds from germinating and reaching their true potential in life. that is sad but not a biggie. however, my lawn guy is suggesting that by dropping the seed i could be breaking the chemical barrier of weed protection and negating the effectiveness of my weed control. this could lead to a weed outbreak the likes of which have never been seen before.
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Old 03-29-2019, 02:46 PM
 
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It is very difficult to grow new grass in the spring and even if you manage to do it, it’s often just about dead in the middle of the summer. The window for planting new grass is best done in the early fall.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:25 PM
 
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I have done Sod, and just for the small front lawn, and I paid $1600. 3 guys came out and took 3-4 hours. It came out really good, it was instant green.

I was told by the guy, that yes seeding is 50% of the cost, but you will have to deal with a bad looking lawn for a few weeks. Final results is probably similar if done right.

If you want to do it, now it's the time to do it, otherwise, best time to do it is Fall.
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Old 04-12-2019, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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I have done Sod, and just for the small front lawn, and I paid $1600. 3 guys came out and took 3-4 hours. It came out really good, it was instant green.

I was told by the guy, that yes seeding is 50% of the cost, but you will have to deal with a bad looking lawn for a few weeks. Final results is probably similar if done right.

If you want to do it, now it's the time to do it, otherwise, best time to do it is Fall.
That's a lot for a small front yard.
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Old 04-14-2019, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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What part of Jersey are you in?

In Burlington county we had seed, I loved the grass. In Gloucester we have sod which I hate to walk in. It's so thick.

We use true green, have no issues and have the best lawn around here
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Old 04-14-2019, 01:18 PM
 
Location: NJ
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i believe others have posted here but ill just give a quick mention of my situation. so i did seed around may 2018. im not totally unhappy with it but its thin in a couple of areas of my lawn. i had hired truegreen to seed again in the fall but they failed to do it so i lost that season. i feel id be in a substantially better place if they did it. i am going to rent a power seeder and do it this fall. im confident that a year from now, things will be great.

still looks pretty decent right now, especially in the front which is the most visible area. things should start looking better over the next few weeks as things start to grow and bloom.

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Old 05-01-2019, 10:29 AM
 
Location: NJ
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i took a few pics of the more important parts of my yard (front). from some angles and in some areas it looks great. from other angles and areas its not so great. this is just from a single whole yard seeding last may. based on where i am at today, i feel confident that a year from now i will have a great looking lawn just about everywhere.







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Old 12-20-2020, 10:58 AM
 
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This past week was probably the best week of the year to seed. It was warm and the snow gave it a nice blanket for warmth and moisture and cracks in the ground from the frost before. If you missed the last week of seeding it looks like the Sunday after Christmas might be one other good time to do it this year.
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