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Is starter fertilizer necessary?

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I just aerated my lawn and am going to overseed. Do I need to put starter fert on the whole area where I overseed? I only ask because it would probably add another $50 to the project.

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Its not necessary by any means, It just jump starts the germination of the seed but not necessary.

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i used it on the initial planting of my back yard and was suprised at how well and quick it came. it wouldnt hurt if its in your budget. i am goign to overseed and re-fertilize, but at a slightly less rate than i did initially.

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well, ya don't hafta use it if ya don't wanna follow the advise of just about every turfgrass expert. The high second number, ie; 19-25 10, etc is to promote root development. I'd sure spend the extra few bucks.

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I would use it. You really want the roots to get going and established before the growing season is over and it goes dormant.

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