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Zamzows Lawn Seed Starter gives your newly seeded or newly soded lawn the vital nutrients it needs for the early stages of grass growth.
A lawn typically will utilize 1 to 4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet per growing season. When used as directed, this product will supplement your regular fertilizer program by providing 0.32 to 0.4 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. Please consult your local extension office for questions regarding a regular fertilizer program.
Use Zamzows Lawn Seed Starter whenever seeding a new lawn or over-seeding an established lawn. This special blend provides extra root-building nutrients that are vital to the early growth stages of turfgrass. This fertilizer can be applied to all cool and warm season grasses; including Bahiagrass, Bentgrass, Bermudagrass, Bluegrass, Buffalograss, Carpetgrass, Centipedegrass, Fescue, Kikuyugrass, Ryegrass, St. Augustine and Zoysia.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLANTING NEW LAWNS Lawn grass roots need at least 6 inches of topsoil (8 to 12 inches is ideal). This allows the grass plants to establish deep, extensive root systems, from which they can take up needed nutrients, water and oxygen. A good soil bed will give a more uniform stand of vigorous turf and will require less frequent watering. Check to determine the depth of your topsoil bed. If you need to add more soil, select soil with a sandy texture rather than one with more silt and clay. Add the new soil in layers 3 to 4 inches thick, and rototill to mix into existing soil for a uniform planting bed.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OVERSEEDING ESTABLISHED LAWNS Apply this fertilizer at the rate of 3.2 to 3.6 pounds per 1000 square feet to the area planned for overseeding. To assure even distribution, use a properly calibrated spreader. Since working the fertilizer into the soil is not possible without disturbing the existing turf, thoroughly water-in the fertilizer, allowing 24 hours for soil penetration before seeding. Follow the directions for over-seeding on the grass seed package.
PLANTING BED PREPARATION Planting preparation is the same whether you use seed, sprigs, plugs or sod. Work the soil when it is moist but not wet - soil that sticks to implements is too wet to work. Plow, disc or rototill the soil. Apply this fertilizer at 3.6 to 4 pounds per 1000 square feet, and work into the top 2” to 4” of soil, using a spreader to assure even distribution. Use a lawn roller to settle the soil into a firm, even seed bed. Just prior to seeding, sprigging, plugging or sodding, rake the soil surface to create a loose soil structure to a depth of ¼ to ½ inch. Any large clods (over ½” in size) or stones should have been raked away and removed.
When seeding follow directions on the grass seed package. When sodding, be prepared to lay the rolls as soon after delivery as possible to avoid loss of gras