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Old 05-04-2014, 08:36 AM
Smallaxe Smallaxe is offline
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How did the Dormant Seeding turn out???

Not very well,for me...
Seed was placed on the surface of the thin and bare areas just before the first permanent snow storm last Fall...
We quickly went below 0 degrees F. and stayed there for the winter...
Once it warmed up the snow melted away,,, the seed is still on the surface...

Since there has been no freeze/thaw cycle after the snow left, the soil never puckered and planted the seed into the surface... this process is the heart and soul of dormant seeding process...

On the plus side of this weather pattern, the grass stayed green all winter...

I have 2 options at this point to help the seed germinate once the temps are in place, as I see it:
1) spread compost over the exposed seed, or
2) use a seed stitcher/garden weasel type tool to work the exposed seed areas...

Has any one else have a report from their efforts of Dormant Seeding???
Now that I know that clay's texture(platelets) has nothing to do with water infiltration, percolation, or drainage
,,, I wonder what does...
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