DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Landscaping & Lawn Care (
-   -   Holy cow I over fertilized my lawn (

Austin83 02-17-2013 08:42 PM

Holy cow I over fertilized my lawn
Using Scott's Turf Builder. My crappy spreader was stuck way too far open and I over fertilized my Bermuda lawn big time. I watered for 30 minutes in each affected zone (lawn was soggy) with the sprinkler system to hopefully diminish any negative effects. I live in Texas, and the temps this week will be in the 60s and 50s. Any chance it will completely destroy my lawn to the point of re-seeding? My lawn is still dormant at this point. Ay advice is greatly appreciated. Please don't flame me too bad, I have my wife here for that. Thanks.

creeper 02-17-2013 09:04 PM

Make sure you have plenty of gas for the mower.

Other then that relax for now. You're going to be busy later

joecaption 02-17-2013 09:38 PM

An old lady customer of mine asked me to spread some on her lawn.
All the had was an old rusted out drop spreader, the yard was about an 400 X 400 ft.
She had only picked up one small bag.
I did the best I could with what I had to work with.
A couple weeks later her yard looked like a giant checker board.

Canarywood1 02-18-2013 04:16 PM

Why would you fertilize a dormant lawn anyway???

GarrettFiveZero 02-18-2013 05:27 PM


Originally Posted by Canarywood1 (Post 1119878)
Why would you fertilize a dormant lawn anyway???

To prepare it for spring growth. When you treat your lawn during the fall, and then during the winter, it will grow as a more darker, richer green. You'd be outright amazed how much nicer a lawn looks when it's fertilized seasonally.

pwgsx 02-26-2013 04:48 PM

Yep about to do that in the next week or so. Also spread Ironite for a dark green lawn, just keep it off the cement :thumbsup:

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:11 PM.

User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2016 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.