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This fall's gameplan, advice needed.

Posted by westchestergrower Lower NY (My Page) on
Tue, Aug 4, 09 at 8:52

Hi all,

This is my first full year of organic and things have gone fairly well. The grass actually never looked better at this point (aside from a disease that just hit it). Some weeds have come up, but that haven't been too bad of a problem.

Anyways, like last year, in early September I plan to fertilize with milorganite, Corn/bone meal, and over-seed. This worked wonders last year and the lawn came up great in the Spring. Overall, I want to get great seed this year from Lesco. I think I mainly have fescue and Perennial rye. Would getting a mix of KBG be a mistake? Should I just keep to one type and in your opinion, what would perform the best in my area (lower NY)? Any other steps I should take this fall?

Thanks for everything!

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RE: This fall's gameplan, advice needed.

I guess just to simplify, I have read a thread about the pros/cons of different types of grasses in my area and that is my main concern. But just to push this thread down, I will just get a mix and go at it.

RE: This fall's gameplan, advice needed.

I don't think KBG is ever a mistake. In fact I think fescue is a mistake, but that's me.

Look for seed with 0.00% Other Crop and 0.00% Weed. I don't know if Lesco carries that high quality of seed, but it is available. Otherwise you are simply seeding your lawn with weeds.

RE: This fall's gameplan, advice needed.

...and if they come back and say, "but it's only 0.02% weeds," the problem with that is creeping bentgrass seeds are the size and weight of dust. 0.02% per pound could be hundreds of seeds.

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