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Old 10-24-2006, 07:48 PM
househitter househitter is offline
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Fescue is going to take about 3 weeks to germinate under Ideal conditions
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Old 10-26-2006, 12:45 PM
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I disagree. Turf type tall fescue under ideal conditions will germinate in less time than was posted. It takes considerably less time than Ky. blue. Also, I would not seed annual rye. Use perennial ryegrass. It will germinate in a short time and look much better than the annual rye.
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Old 10-30-2006, 02:29 PM
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This lawn is now almost full. There is a couple of spots in the lawn that is still thin but Im continuing to keep water on it and Im seeing results from it. The hay is still showing a little but it is mostly covered by the fescue turf. So it does take about 3 weeks with temps between 40-70 degrees and plenty of water in this zone.

My son has been walking on some spots and I have noticed that it has slowed the growing process down in those areas. So my question is when can I start to treat the lawn and when can I start to mow the lawn.

Thanks for all your help
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Old 10-30-2006, 05:50 PM
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Personally, I wouldn't treat it with anything for the rest of the year. As for mowing it, use as small a mower as you have with the deck as high as it can go until the season ends. A large commercial mower with high lift blades at full RPM can stress the roots that are trying to develop under the surface.

Glad to hear things are going well.
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Old 10-30-2006, 06:30 PM
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get a 22 w/ sharp blades and a bag of organic fert. (earthworks or milorganite) or put down what your soil test said.
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