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Old 01-31-2012, 10:29 AM   #1
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New Seed, Existing Lawn and Pre Emergent


I need to patch some area's in my yard that have been impacted by my dog. In some area's, i need to put down some topsoil to even spot out, then i will put down seed, fence off and water. However, around the same time, i am also supposed to put down the "step 1" from Scott's that has the pre emergent.

It is my understanding that if I put this down over the seed, it will cause the seeded area's not to grow.

So, do i just not do this in my back yard to be safe, do it in the are's that will not be seeded, or something else.

THanks in advance for your recomendations!

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Old 01-31-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Correct...preemergent fertilizer stops seeds from germinating. Wait 6-8 weeks before trying to seed. If you get little rain, you might need to wait longer.

I have also done both making sure to keep the fertilizer clear of the newly seeded area, but it's kind of a pain.

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Old 01-31-2012, 11:14 PM   #3
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What are you trying to prevent with the pre-emergent. Could you skip it and approach the problem with a post-emergent herbicide after the seed is established?
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