seeding vs fertilizing - Knowledgebase Question

Greencastle, In
Question by meyerfamily7
March 25, 2010
I need to seed(over seed) my lawn and I also want to put down my first fertilizer of the season. The fertilizer bag says not to seed for 4 months...what should I do??

Answer from NGA
March 25, 2010


You can usually fertilize after you've seeded and mowed the grass 2-3 times. I suspect your fertilizer is actually a weed and feed product with a pre emergent herbicide. If so, the pre emergent will keep the grass seed from sprouting. In this case, you'll have to decide whether to use the weed and feed now and overseed in the fall, or overseed now and save your weed and feed for application in 4 months.

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