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Old 03-31-2013, 10:20 AM
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Smallaxe, I failed to see your next to last post before responding. Thank you for your advice about "Pre-M." Your information that "root inhibitor will still damage the long term well-being of the grass", makes me feel strongly that I'll wait until after the first mowing, likely in June, before doing the "Pre-M."
We usually have 2 mowings done by mid-May,,, maybe NOT this year... keep us posted how this all works out for you...
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:51 AM
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grass seed germination watering

Smallaxe, I second your motion to "soak the seed into the topdressing of soil and compost whenever possible to get it with excellent contact." That is why I opt for late-winter seeding, ideally just before the last snowfall which can be hard to predict of course. Then, the melting snow gives the seeds a good soaking.
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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I don't think any of my dormant seeding in CT will be germinated, (definitely not the bluegrass) before its time to put down Pre-em.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:06 AM
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I don't think any of my dormant seeding in CT will be germinated, (definitely not the bluegrass) before its time to put down Pre-em.
Why is that??? Does CG in CT germinate so quickly after turfgrasses???
To know for sure what is happening with CG in your area, it would be the professional thing to do,,, to KNOW when, where, and under what circumstances CG emerges...

Observe, observe and observe,,, to rise to the top of your profession...

Don't quit so easily...
besides , hasn't years of CG seed elimination done away with most of the viable seed at the surface by now???
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