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Planting too many seeds in small pot

Your plants will have to compete with each other for light, and root space. Because they are so packed and crowded, none of the plants will grow optimal this way. If you just want basil cress, you can ...
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How often should you overseed a lawn?

Well it all depends on what kind of lawn you want and the effort you want to put into it. If your ambition is to have Perfect grass: perfectly flat, no weeds, no dead spots then over seed twice a ...
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How to Separate or Propagate Limonium Perezii aka: Statice?

There are three different ways to propagate this plant - if the clump is very large, you can dig it up in spring, split it and replant the section/s. Otherwise, you can try semi ripe cuttings, in mid ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

Just to throw my 2 cents in on this old thread that someone may find like I did, don't forget to water the weed seeds. This is a hard lesson I learned converting an old field into wildflowers. An ...
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How long should I wait after overseeding, before I apply pre-emergent weed preventer?

The pre-emergent used in that product is Pendimethalin (3,4-Dimethyl-2,6-dinitro-N-pentan-3-yl-aniline), and its mode of action is microtubule assembly inhibition in very immature plant shoots (In ...
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Proper sequence of Northeast lawn maintenance this spring

Truly not a bad program. BUT. It is a waste of time to core aerate until you've got a mature crop of grass. So cross that one off. The other thing that pops out is the excavation of the soil. The ...
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How to prepare lawn for overseeding

OK, let me give this a shot. First, I'd love to get a feel for how compacted those dormant areas are. It WAS a difficult summer in the northeast (of the USA), and compacted area suffered particularly....
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Pull Crabgrass before overseeding?

If your lawn is almost ALL crabgrass then glyphosate or roundup is indicated. This is absorbed by the foliage and taken down into the roots where the KILL happens. Takes at least 3 weeks. Perhaps a ...
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How do I properly utilize a broadcast spreader when overseeding?

The seed isn't going to germinate and grow unless it's in contact with some soil (not a layer of dead matted grass) and the seed is not disturbed until its own roots can hold it in place. "Aggressive"...
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Frost seeding vs. hoof seeding vs. driving over seeds with tractor for improving pasture

You might be OK just putting the sheep on the area and let them do the actual work. The usual steps to reseed grass are: Remove cover. That's dead grass and long blades of existing grass. Wait for a ...
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How to water after overseed in a way that is good for both new and old grass?

An established lawn is way more tolerant of suboptimal watering than new seed will be. So you should focus on giving the new grass seed what it needs. Personally, I don't even worry about it. I ...
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Can I rake and/or mow my lawn after seeding?

You should have raked the leaves before you put seed down. On the other hand if you're find with the leaves being litter or salvaged later........ Early Autumn is ideal time for aerartion anyway. You ...
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Repaired patches in my lawn, fantastic growth, but all died in the first week without rain

It is quite likely that you used a different of lawn seeds. While they might look similar (the seeds and the grass blades), their behaviors can be very different. Considering the picture, you probably ...
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Should I keep my dogs off my lawn after overseeding?

Yes, you should keep them off - once germinated, the seedlings then have to root properly and firmly into the soil. While that is happening, they are vulnerable to being pulled out by the roots for a ...
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Seeding an old "flower" bed

The close up looks like "nut grass" or "nut sedge". It has shallow roots and is easily pulled out. Grass often spreads by rhizomes underneath the ground, but I'm not sure with nut sedge. Pull all ...
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When to mow overseeded penncross grass

How long ago did you overseed with this bent grass? If you overseeded because of a few bare spots the rest of your lawn needs to be mowed. If it is 3" tall, cut it down now to 2". Next week cut it to ...
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When to mow overseeded penncross grass

Its tricky business the problem isn't that new grass doesn't like being cut or won't recover from being cut. The problem is that the roots of the new grass may or may not be strong enough to withstand ...
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Is it late to seed? weather 90s , end of May.

Just a warm spell it will pass. Yes you can seed.fall seeding is best.
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How to overseed new sod on clay?

Grass seed is pretty tiny. The rule of thumb is covering that seed no more than 2-3X its widest diameter. If you put 1/2 of top soil on your seed it will damp off, rot and never germinate because it ...
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Can I use a 3-in-1 mix with an overseed machine?

I am assuming you have cool season lawn grasses. Thatch is not a problem with 365 days of warmth for decomposition. Overseeding is not a regular, normal process for lawns...cool season lawns. ...
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Planting too many seeds in small pot

Ummmm, are you asking about that center pot? Your donut shaped plants should be transplanted into 6" pots with potting soil only. Dump the whole pot and donut out of the main pot, using serrated ...
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Core aerate, top dress, and overseed in the fall

I would core aerate now and allow the plugs to disintegrate. September I would mow my lawn down short so the grass won't be shading the seed. Short as in 2". Top dress with 1/2" of topsoil, not ...
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Proper sequence of Northeast lawn maintenance this spring

Use Scott's weed and feed to begin with. In late March spread as much sand as possible. Sand tightens the grass up and suffocates the weeds.
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How soon can I apply pre-emergent herbicide after a dormant overseeding?

There are several modes of action in pre-emergent herbicides, but they all have one thing in common, which is targeting young, immature plants that are still dependent on the parent seed. From my ...
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How often should you overseed a lawn?

You don't overseed the lawn, you let it grow long (say 6 inches), then cut it back drastically (say 3 inches), but not so drastically that it will kill it off (say 1.5 inch), because if you do that ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

Forget about amending the soil, or using pesticides to kill weeds, Duane. The best next step for you is to rent a 'sod cutter' from an equipment rental store. Easy peasy to use, cheap and it will ...
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How to reseed grass after killing weeds?

This is a complex subject, soil management. I took a course for "master gardener" from the U of Oregon which was one of the better things I ever did. This then brings us face to face with soils and ...
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