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Old 09-13-2009, 09:16 AM
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northern virginia - when to seed for new yard?

how late in the year can I do it and is topsoil a must? I have cleared a bunch of trees but I am not quite ready yet. It will be fescue. thanks
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In Wisco we are already in the season, however, we are not getting September weather, so it is a little troubling. Here we can hopefully get seed to establish if it germinates b4 Mid-Oct. You should be able to go later.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:15 PM
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how late in the year can I do it and is topsoil a must? I have cleared a bunch of trees but I am not quite ready yet. It will be fescue. thanks
Ideally, you want to seed/starter fertilizer between now and mid October. A sprinkler system is almost a requirement to keep the seed moist until germination. Don't forget maintenance fertilizer throughout the fall/winter months (19-5-9).
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