Fertilize & seed at same time - Knowledgebase Question

Pequannock, Ne
Question by giardinot
March 16, 2009
I will fertilize in the next week or so, and also have a few bare spots in the lawn. I know that you should wait a while before seeding bare spots after fertilizing. I think the recommended waiting time is 6 weeks. Is there a way to seed the bare spots, and then not apply fertilizer to those areas so that I do not loose 6 weeks of growing time? I live in Morris county NJ. Thanks!

Answer from NGA
March 16, 2009


You should be able to rake the bare spots and reseed now and then broadcast your fertilizer. Most lawn fertilizers are time-release so the majority of the nutrients are released slowly over a period of months. The amount released should not burn the new grass. Best wishes with your lanw!

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