The Q&A Archives: lawn feeding in fall

Question: what is more preferable? weed and feed in early september & general purpose fertilizer late september/early ocober? or would you recommend general purpose ferilizer early september & weed and feed late september/early ocober?how much time gap should be there in seeding of bare spots and application of weed & feed?can I seed bare spots late oct so that germination is not affected by weed & feed.

Answer: Since weed and feed contains fertilizer you won't really need to use both weed and feed and then fertilizer. However, weed and feed does contain some pre emergent which will keep grass seeds from sprouting. So the best advice I can give is to seed your lawn now, wait until you've mowed it three times, and then apply the weed and feed. This is all the fertilizer you will need to apply until next spring. Good luck with your lawn.

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