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Old 07-29-2012, 09:02 AM
jbbarnett jbbarnett is offline
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New lawn, Can't seed..what to do

I just acquired some property that borders my home. The land needed mass excavation, etc… which is now completed. I am planning on testing the soil, etc… and treating so that it is healthy and ready for the fall seeding. What can I do in the meantime to keep weeds, etc… from over taking the freshly excavated land?
I have fescue in my lawn, and would like to have fescue on this property as well, but I know that I need to wait a couple months before seeding fescue. What should I do to care for this land so that it doesn't erode, etc… but will be ready and weed-free when time to seed fescue?
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:05 AM
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I would treat with round up on a as needed basis until your ready. You can also cover with straw or hay to keep the erosion to a minimum
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:24 AM
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Annual Rygrass can germinate in 5 days and will make excellent cover for your Fescue when you're ready to go...
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:51 AM
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Where are you located, around zone 7 it is way to hot to plant much sees right now. Let crabgrass come up if there is any. I understand your concern with erosion
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:17 AM
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Where are you located, around zone 7 it is way to hot to plant much sees right now. Let crabgrass come up if there is any. I understand your concern with erosion
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Why, because it will mostly die? So what? He just needs a cover crop.
Preferably one that will die over winter.
Annual rye is a great suggestion.
Or roll out burlap to prevent erosion.

Profile says North Alabama. That would make it zone 7 or 8. Same as me.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:38 PM
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Annual rye thrives in the cool weather. It will germinate and die in a week. Why waste the $. Annual rye is usually used to keep turf green in the winter
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