I seeded my lawn with your Black Beauty Ultra, Mag-i-cal, and starter fertilizer with crabgrass control in mid May. Due to some severe rain here in Massachusetts I lost some seed and now have a few thin areas where only a few seedlings remain.
I have heard that tall fescue becomes clumpy and thick bladed in thin stands. Should I apply more seed now to the thin areas to prevent this? Or will the remaining seedlings and bluegrass in the Black Beauty Ultra fill these spots on their own?
June 20, 2013
RE: Thin areas in newly seeded lawn
by Jonathan Green > June 21, 2013 9:02 AM
Hi Michael - We would suggest seeding the thin areas again. The Black Beauty Ultra will fill in to some degree but it depends on how large the bare spots are. Our tall fescue will not become clumpy and thick. We have a breeding program and have created top quality varieties that are thin bladed, naturally dark green in color and can root up to four feet deep. The only issue you may run into is the heat. Be sure to properly prepare the areas for seeding by loosening the soil and applying Mag-I-Cal and New Seeding Lawn Fertilizer. For more information please visit: http://www.jonathangreen.com/index.cfm/news/id/1792/