because i did not water my lawn this year, my lawn has bald spots. there is lots of weed.
what are my alternates ? should i wait for next year and then seed lawn in the beginning of spring ? why can not i overseed now ?
i used scotts winterguard 3 weeks ago. i wanted to do aeration and over seeding this year but i was told by lawn company that i can not do over seeding after applying winterguard.
i like to see nice lawn next year and i am hopeless now.
I am a representative for Scotts-Miracle Gro and wanted to clarify some information about seeding and the use of TurfBuilder Winterguard and Turf Builder Winterguard with Plus 2 weed control.
Since you used the Turf Builder Winterguard with Plus 2 weed Control , you will not be able to seed for 4 weeks which will then be too late to seed. The weed control in this product is a post emergent not a pre emergent but the rule still applies not to use a weed control when seeding.
In the future please stick with a regular fertilizer like the Turf Builder Winterguard or even the Turf Builder Starter Fertilizer which would be better as it has the needed phosphorous for starting out new seedlings.
What state are you in? If further South may still be able to seed in 4 weeks if you live in the Northeast to midwest it will be too late.
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