ccarlos19 wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 10, 2021 6:50 pm
I’m a newbie
I live in Yorktown and I’m sending the soil test to VA tech Friday to see if I have to put lime.
Do you recommend I detach in March before applying Pre Em? I also wanted to seed in the backyard next month do you think is a good Idea? I do have a sprinkler system.
two years ago I sent in a soil sample to VaTech mid-Feb and received my report a month later. I found out that time of year the farmer's samples have priority processing, so your sample reporting might also be delayed.
With TTTF you normally don't need to dethach, but if your turf layer has a noticeable un-decomposed build up then it would be beneficial to dethach. My lawn is ~5 years old and I've never dethached.
Overseeding cool season grass in spring, especially in the transition zone, is not the preferred time to do it ... but each lawn has it's own unique growing conditions so it may work for you. It's just another tool in the tool box. Starting late May through summer months air temps & humidity levels rise thus consequently turf fungal disease pressure increases so that is something to be aware when also irrigating.