Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation
A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!

Seeding


Lawn Maintenance / Lawn Renovation

A great way to talk about all things lawn care related. Grass, turf, shrubs, trees, aeration, fertilization, reseeding, hydro-seeding, mowing, grub control, chemicals and pesticides. Ask questions, give answers. Grow!
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 10-17-2012, 04:24 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 5
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default Seeding

I have a customer who contacted me about aerating and seeding the lawn. What would be the best type of seed to use and I hope its not too late to seed with the first frost being around the corner. I will get a mix since i live in new jersey but what does everyone recommend? Scott's, pennington, or will a bag of tall fescue do from tractor supply. I have been reading a lot about scotts and people are saying that they only saw a 25% germination rate so either it sucks or they dont know what they are doing. My plan is to aerate, seed, and apply top soil to the spots that need it. The area is about 13,500 sq ft. So its a decent size.
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 10-17-2012, 04:41 PM
Grass Doctor Grass Doctor is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: san antonio tx
Posts: 407
Rep Power: 5
Grass Doctor is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Quote:
Originally Posted by usmc3391 View Post
I have a customer who contacted me about aerating and seeding the lawn. What would be the best type of seed to use and I hope its not too late to seed with the first frost being around the corner. I will get a mix since i live in new jersey but what does everyone recommend? Scott's, pennington, or will a bag of tall fescue do from tractor supply. I have been reading a lot about scotts and people are saying that they only saw a 25% germination rate so either it sucks or they dont know what they are doing. My plan is to aerate, seed, and apply top soil to the spots that need it. The area is about 13,500 sq ft. So its a decent size.
Pennington seed its the best i use it every time great results what ever the seed you are going to use up there i say ray grass or blue grass. dont know to much a bout grasses north grasses some times home owners buy grass and re-seed their lawn and then they think that the grass is going to germinate by its self stupids it needs water plenty off it, grass seed need the perfect temperature 60 to 85 degrees and need to be moist 100% to germinate other wise it just die.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-17-2012, 04:54 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

I use pennington. Thats the only brand I've had great results with. I use fescue and I'm down here in MD.

I used Scotts before, but wasn't too impressed with it. Expensive stuff too!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-17-2012, 05:16 PM
usmc3391 usmc3391 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: South Jersey
Posts: 73
Rep Power: 5
usmc3391 is on a distinguished road
Default

sounds good looks like im going with pennington

also whats the general rule of thumb for seeding? I read 4-5lbs per 1000 sq ft
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-17-2012, 06:29 PM
LawnBoy0311 LawnBoy0311 is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: East Coast
Posts: 1,169
Rep Power: 0
LawnBoy0311 is on a distinguished road
Default

I've always looked at the lawn to determine the amount of seed. Some lawns need a lot more seed than others.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-17-2012, 07:19 PM
turf&tree turf&tree is offline
new member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 67
Rep Power: 0
turf&tree is on a distinguished road
Default

If your looking at frost in the next 3 weeks your wasting your time! Rye, the quickest of all seeds needs at least a week in optimal weather to germinate. You don't have that right now. It will take 3-4 weeks to be mowable under ideal conditions and if you don't mow it a couple times before frost it will surely die.
Wait till spring!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
seeding or sod? AR1stLandscaping Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 2 03-21-2012 01:39 PM
Hydro Seeding picframer General Talk 6 09-29-2010 07:56 PM
Anyone have a Aeration/Seeding flyer? cmpenn67 General Talk 3 08-31-2010 03:20 PM
Lawncare and seeding QCLAWN Starting a lawn care business. 3 03-05-2009 06:20 PM
slit seeding grounded Online Lawn Care Estimator - Help me bid this job 5 04-05-2007 11:44 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:58 AM
by Lawnline
6 1,796
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,127
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-25-2016 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
6 314
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,900
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,083
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-24-2016 10:27 AM
by Steve
6 521
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 326
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 309
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 297
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 291
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 286
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 578
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 285
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 552
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 297
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 415
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 549
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,638
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,803
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,276
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 461
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 593
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,785
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,929
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy