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Old 10-17-2006, 04:04 PM
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How Long Does It Take?

I just seed my lawn with fescue on the 8th of October after killing the entire lawn. I got a soil sample and followed the suggestions from UGA. Aerated the lawn really good, applied started fert, spread fescue seeds in the lawn, covered with light hay.

Im writing this to ask when should I start to see result? The temp has been high as 78 and low as 40 and it has been raining like every other day. Just trying to figure out if I should be concern or am I just a bit impatient.

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:24 PM
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Fescue takes longer than other type grass seed like rye or blue to germinate. It's only been 9 days which is not all that long. Temps down into the 40's don't help as well. Personally, I would have left off the hay to get more sun contact on the seed unless heavy rain and possible erosion was an issue.

Be patient
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:13 PM
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Fescue takes longer than other type grass seed like rye or blue to germinate. It's only been 9 days which is not all that long. Temps down into the 40's don't help as well. Personally, I would have left off the hay to get more sun contact on the seed unless heavy rain and possible erosion was an issue.

Be patient

So true. You need warmth and wet to germinate
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:15 PM
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So true. You need warmth and wet to germinate
yup, less daylight hours and intensity of the sun too John
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:20 PM
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yup, less daylight hours and intensity of the sun too John

You got it Mr Rodfather no frost
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You got it Mr Rodfather no frost
new tub ya got there john? where are the ladies too?
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:28 PM
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You put hay on it your going to have a parture not a lawn

Straw is what you supose to use
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:20 PM
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You put hay on it your going to have a parture not a lawn

Straw is what you supose to use

Cash crop
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:21 PM
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new tub ya got there john? where are the ladies too?

Thank you for noticing I'll get banned if i post them You have a invite anytime you like
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:23 PM
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Thank you for noticing I'll get banned if i post them You have a invite anytime you like
that or a skillet up alongside your head from the g/f too
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