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Old 03-29-2013, 02:50 PM
agrostis agrostis is offline
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Your in climactic zone 6a, that's too cold for bermuda. Mo. is too hot in the summer for ryegrass, tall fescue might be your best choice.

http://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Default.aspx

The "NTEP" rated "Bullseye" the #1 tall fescue in Columbia Mo. (= MO1) but it had only a 6.2 score, that's fairly low.

http://www.ntep.org/data/tf06/tf06_1...tf0612ft02.txt

The "NTEP" rated "PST-2NBS" (which is a grower's name and wouldn't be used for sale's) the #1 ryegrass in Columbia Mo. (= MO1)

http://www.ntep.org/data/pr10/pr10_12-1/pr1012t06.txt

You really need to consult the extension agency closest to you. These people are a excellent resource for anything related to your yard and can recommend the best seed for you.

http://extension.missouri.edu/main/D...2#publications

All that said, Sept. 1 is the right date to plant fescue. Any grass you plant now probably will not make it through the summer, the root system just isn't there. I know you have spring fever, but spend the next 6 month's getting your yard ready to seed, you might be surprised how fast that time go's. If you do this, you will definitely have a better chance of success. Good luck.
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