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Old 04-08-2009, 03:42 PM
ricsin1 ricsin1 is offline
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is april 24 too late to seed fescue in atlanta, ga

hello. I am new home owner. I purchased a foreclosure property last year ( sept/oct ) - when i got it the "grass" was about 3-4 feet high!! chopped it all down and said I'll worry about it next spring ( now ) .... the yard looked like i was growing SALAD! there was every kind of greenery shooting up EXCEPT grass....

my plans were to 1) kill the weeds then do a core aeration, 2) overseed the existing lawn with a high quality fescue seed , 3) apply starter fertilizer, 4) water , 5 ) pray that something happens.... then repeat in the fall early enough for fescue.....

to kill the weeds i used Weed BGone w/crabgrass killer - little did I know it said I have to wait 4weeks to seed after using it !!! I used it March 21 so now im stuck having to wait until April 24th to do anything.....

most of the weeds are gone now and some fescue & bermudagrass came up.... in patches though - i have 10% grass and 90% dead weeds...

If I aerate the soil ........ do you think ITS TOO LATE IN THE SEASON to sow FESCUE SEEDS on April 24 ....or should i just live w/ a crappy lawn til the fall and start then...
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:45 PM
larryinalabama larryinalabama is online now
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October is the time to plant fescue in the South. You might baby the Burmuda and see if it takes over.
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