In NJ, can you weed before fertilizing?

I am about to spray my lawn with weed killer. Does it matter if I put this down first and then fertilize later?
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Dean
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Actually what you did makes sense. Kill off weeds before feeding them.
I think the one step process is because most of use want the convience of saving time.
imho, I don't think there is a prob with what you are planning.
later,
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You can do it in any order you like. One won't interfere with the other. Unless your whole lawn is full of weeds, I'd use a tank sprayer and just spot treat. If it is full of weeds, then I'd use a weed n feed product and do both at the same time.
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I have a tow behind sprayer, and I want to get the whole lawn as there are lots of weeds.
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

How long should I wait after reseeding to fertilize and spray weed killer?
I had some large bare spots that I prepped and seeded with Kentucky Blue grass three weeks ago, but the weeds are growing faster than the sprouts. Wash. DC area.
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Three to four cuttings before applying broadleaf weed control to new seedlings.
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wrote:

sprouts.
and if you check the instructions they will often say use a weaker mix on new grass
rob
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George.com wrote:

I agree with the weed control advice.
For the fertilizer, you should have applied a starter fertilizer when you seeded it. If not, then I'd apply one now.
The weed problem is one of the reasons that Fall is the best time to do seeding. There is less competition from weeds
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

Yeah, I did apply a starter fertilizer before seeding. I was wondering about the rest of the lawn that I reseeded at the same time.

I did try reseeding last Fall, but I guess I started too late in Oct. An early frost and cold temps set in by mid Nov. and ended the growing season for the seedlings.
Thanks for the helpful info, Gentlemen.
Dan
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Dan wrote:

You can fertilize the rest of the lawn with either a regular slow release fertilizer for lawns or a starter fertilizer. I'd probably go with the regular, but it's not critical.

In your area, I'd be reseeding in Sept, which is optimum. Even early Oct should still be fine. Past that, you run the risk of cooler weather and not enough time for the grass to harden a bit to survive the winter. Plus, it depends what you seed with. Blue grass takes several weeks to get going, while a tall fescue will be coming up in a week.

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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

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Dan wrote:

This was my first try at Blue grass. Man, that stuff is slow to sprout.
If it doesn't fill in well, I will certainly be starting in Sept. next go round.
I took your advice last sept. and aerated, spread a 1\4" of compost and applied starter fertilizer. Last year the temps were still in the 90s in mid Sept. here. I thought it was too hot to spread seed. I was prolly wrong about that, huh?
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Have you tried slice-seeding it yet?
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Steveo wrote:

No, I haven't. I had never heard of it before seeing your posts about it. I have been following the threads here on that subject trying to learn more. I did see in another post today that you are using one daily at this time. Is that the preffered way to seed by pro. LC companies?
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It's the cheapest way to deliver your seed to soil. Tree roots and low spots are its enemy tho. I've killed 12000 sq ft of nice level root free lawn with roundup and slice seeded it a week later and had great results. 5K or less are much more frequent tho in my market.
When you get real good at it, I'll tell you how much to charge per sq/ft. :)
You can rent a slice-seeder at your local rent-a-joint. Use 10 lbs of seed per 1000 sq ft, instead of the 5 they suggest too. (try to find a ryan mataway if you can) trade secret.
It ain't rocket science but there is a recipe for Ohio turfgass, and that's the only one that concerns me so far. It works real well.
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Steveo wrote:

LOL !! I do lawn - yard work as a hobby. I'd prolly starve trying to make money at it. After six years of working on my 1\2 acre yard, I still have the crappiest lawn on the block. Think I'll stick to remodeling. :)

I have seen Ryan equipment at the local rent-it joint. Next time I go there I'll check for a Mataway. thanks for the tip.

May not be rocket science, but I don't have any culinary knowledge either. Care to enlighten the ignorant? <sfsf>
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Nah..you'll be ok. <sg>
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snipped-for-privacy@optonline.net wrote:

I agree with Trader. It depends on your growing zone too. I'm still slice seeding lawns everyday right now here in Ohio tho. I'll stop next week or the one after, most likely. It depends on the weather as much as anything.
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