Lawn renovation questions
I am currently in the process of renovating my lawn and would like some advice please.
I have managed to kill all weeds (that I can see) in the lawn.
I have also just raked up two bags worth of moss
I’m about to spread a combined mixture of feed/weedkiller/moss killer to (hopefully) kill off any remaining moss
In 2 to 3 weeks time, I will rake up the blackened dead moss
Then in early September, I plan to overseed the lawn with grass seed
So my questions are?
1. I have read about needing to fertilise the lawn with a slow release fertiliser either before or after, laying the grass seed. As I will have just applied lawn feed (as part of the weedkiller/moss killer mixture), do I still need to apply fertiliser to the lawn before or after laying the grass seed? Reason I’m asking is, would a second lawn feed application cause any problem? as it would be applied around 6 weeks after the one I’m about to apply.
2. If I do need to apply fertiliser for the grass seed, do I need to apply it before, at the same time or after laying the grass seed? If before or after, how long before or after should I apply it?
3. Again, if I do need to apply lawn feed for the grass seed, the choice in lawn feed products is quite big. Any recommendations on products suitable for my purpose of overseeding the lawn? The ones I have been looking at are as follows:
https://www.lovethegarden.com/products/lawn-care/scotts-lawn-builder-lawn-food though concerned about instructions saying not to apply till 6 weeks after laying grass seed. Not sure if they mean for new lawns or both new or existing lawns??
https://www.lovethegarden.com/products/lawn-care/miracle-gro-water-soluble-lawn-food though not sure whether soluble is better than granules
https://www.lovethegarden.com/products/lawn-care/evergreen-extreme-green Not sure if this product is appropriate
4. When applying the grass seed to the lawn, I have read on some sites about mixing the seed with general purpose compost or laying the seed and then applying a thin layer of compost. DO I need to do this or is this advisory?
If I need to mix it with compost, how much compost should I be mixing it with? I have 1Kg of seeds which will be spread over about 40to 45sq metres (though I probably wont be using the entire 1kg as I believe the amount to lay per inch is less than if seeding a new lawn). Just to clarify I will be spreading the grass seed using an evergreen easy spreader plus.
If I need to apply compost to the lawn after laying the seeds, how many litres worth would I need for a lawn around 45 to 50sq metres
Apologies for some of the long winded questions but I would like to get this right and seem to read conflicting advice on various web sites