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nick21
09-13-2009, 09:16 AM
how late in the year can I do it and is topsoil a must? I have cleared a bunch of trees but I am not quite ready yet. It will be fescue. thanks

Smallaxe
09-13-2009, 06:21 PM
In Wisco we are already in the season, however, we are not getting September weather, so it is a little troubling. Here we can hopefully get seed to establish if it germinates b4 Mid-Oct. You should be able to go later.

Stuttering Stan
09-13-2009, 08:15 PM
how late in the year can I do it and is topsoil a must? I have cleared a bunch of trees but I am not quite ready yet. It will be fescue. thanks

Ideally, you want to seed/starter fertilizer between now and mid October. A sprinkler system is almost a requirement to keep the seed moist until germination. Don't forget maintenance fertilizer throughout the fall/winter months (19-5-9).