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this guy bought some sort of herbicide with a pre and post emergent and its a grass killer. SO now his lawn is dying. Anything I can do to stop it or can I re seed it in a couple of months? He was trying to save a buck and now has to spend a hundred bucks
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depending on where you are (location), you may have missed the seeding window. However, there are many places where you can seed through the end of April. After that, If you were in my climate (cincinnati, ohio), I would rent a seed slicer and seed slice his lawn labor day weekend (or around that time) Although, if his entire lawn is dead, I would top dress the entire yard and spread seed. Be sure to water!! keep the seed moist daily until it germinates, then give 1" of water a week. Two weeks after it germinates, you should measure it. Mow once it reaches...two and a half inches I think, but don't quote me on that...mow it down to 2". Then, once you mow it two or three times, apply a starter fertilizer to help the new grass establish new roots....Hope all this help
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Brian when you say top dress it do you mean put top soil on it then seed it?
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You tell him 'that is why you should call me for your lawn needs, I do not use the wrong stuff, therefore I donot get unexpected results.' Then give hem a timeline and a quote to redo his lawn
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Thin layer of top dressing and hydro seed it, he will be mowing in two weeks if he goes with RTF Hydro seed.

Top Dressing is not lawn or garden soil, here is the company I use and they explain each type of soil

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Will the customer be willing to pay for that service?
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Sure he'll pay for it if he wants his lawn back
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I wonder how long what ever it is he sprayed will be effecting the soil. Hopefully not long.
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I may take pictures and document it for the future for people
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It could be good for a before and after display on your website. I bet the changes will be pretty drastic!
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