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Old 05-02-2013, 11:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TuffTurfLawnCare View Post
Its my understanding that in NE, seeding should be done in fall, NOT in the spring. New seedlings will not have the root structure to survive the heat of july and august and will die out. Whereas if seed in the fall, the seedlings will grow in the fall, go dormant for the winter, then grow the following spring giving them the root structure to survive the summer heat.

Am I missing something here?

You are right but you also have to look at how cool this spring has been. You should be perfectly fine to do it in the next two weeks or so. Just instruct them to water if the tempos suddenly start soaring.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:24 AM
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The idea that grass can not establish well enough to endure the Summer heat is dependant on a number of factors... just as the emergence of CG is dependant on a number of factors... the basic fundamental concept that tie those 2 ideas together is water and temperature control...

I would never willfully deny a client the seeding of bare ground in the Spring, Summer or Fall... I've seeded at all those times and only had a problem on lawns that were chemically crippled with pre-M... I have only one way of dealing with CG and Pre-M is not that way...

The basic fundamental principle from which all other considerations stem is moisture and temperature control... there really is the fault of the mower more than the irrigation,,, but even if mowing ceases,,, the irrigation may be required in order to ensure the survival of the baby seedlings...

Compost covered seed for bare spots,,,worked in with a garden weasel type tool is always better than dust, mud or CG during the Summer...
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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