Too late for this season, but next late fall, winter fertilizer.<br><br>For this year, lots of GOOD seed, not the cheap stuff. And add a little more seed every week for the first month or two. More fertilizer and lawn food.<br>If you have a mulching mower, use it instead of the bag, at least until the lawn has matured.<br><br>The balancing act with birds though is that while they keep the insects down, they drop seed from weeds and other junk that they pickup elsewhere.<br><br>And water at dusk and dawn only.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I was also thinking of just replacing the entire lawn with rocks, al� the Jersey shore...<p><hr></blockquote><p>You'll still have to rake, Pete. It's an integral part of having that kind of 'yard'. <br><br>
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Ok, no pictures but I can attest that after a few weeks of blister-inducing raking of dead grass and daily 5am waterings of certain areas of my yard, the lawn is looking a little prettier than it did in April....<br><br>Now, I've done 'Step 1' in the Scotts program and am looking to do a little 'in between' work before I get to Step 2. Last night I loosened up the soil in a few bare spots and threw some 'sun & shade' seed down, and raked up some more dead grass before it rained on Sunday night.<br><br>What I'm wondering is- I just bought this bag of regular Turf-Builder (no weed control), and I'm thinking I want to apply it because I have a lot of yellow areas. Now I still do have some more bare spots- my question is should I just continue to reseed & wait for Step 2, or will it be okay to lay down some of this Turf Builder to hold me over until Step 2?<br><br>Or should I go buy the Turf Builder with the weed control, and apply THAT in between my steps?<br><br>Also, watering: I managed to rig up a two-pronged watering system- bought the double-ended spigot and have a timer going as well. So basically I have two lengths of hose and two sprinklers at opposite ends of the lawn, and every morning I just swap the valves- so that at 5am every day a different side of the lawn gets watered. The pressure was just too weak to have both sprinklers going at once.<br><br>Anyway, I have the duration set for about 45 minutes each time- is this long enough? I'm really only watering the spots on my lawn that seem to turn brown every summer- I figure the rest of the lawn can handle itself...<br><br>Back in Black...
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