overseeding and fertilizing lawns in the spring

lainey_6b_va(z 6b VA)March 12, 2008

We seeded a brand new lawn last October in Roanoke with a fescue blend. We had several inches of top soil and kept it well watered, so the results are patchy, but better than expected. It appears to need over-seeding this spring, but everything I read says to fertilize and seed in the fall. Should I overseed this spring? I have sent off a soil sample to VA tech, but should I wait until fall to fertilize? Thanks for your help.

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megajas(z7 VA)

You can seed this spring, just don't put a weed-n-feed product on the lawn as it inhibits germination of ALL seeds. You can just seed and fertilize this spring & fertilize again in the fall, then NEXT spring, do the weed-n-feed route. Or you can seed, then weed & feed after all the grass has sprouted and you've mown it the 1st time.

Good luck

    Bookmark   March 13, 2008 at 12:16PM
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lainey_6b_va(z 6b VA)

Thanks for the options. Lainey

    Bookmark   March 26, 2008 at 10:21PM
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leslies(z7 No VA)

Lainey, also consider carefully whether fertilization is even necessary. Fertilizer runoff is a serious pollutant in both the Shenandoah Rover and the Chesapeake Bay.

    Bookmark   April 3, 2008 at 3:58PM
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