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Old 04-29-2013, 11:16 PM
matt arends matt arends is offline
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seeded the yard with K31 FESCUE and this is whats coming up??

I added a attachment , I have used k31 before and got good grass to grow but this is filling the yard in thick with this. what could this be?
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:08 AM
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I don't know but it ain't fescue.

Next time...
Seed... AND Core Aerate...
In the FALL.

Fall is the best time for seeding.

Spring is time for pre-emergent.
That's what controls weeds.
Which is likely what that is.

Seed in fall.
Treat for weeds in spring.
There you have it.

Or you can try it your way some more.
However you like.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:29 AM
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That's what I have always done but I still had a few bare spots. I bought the seed and put it down about 3 weeks ago. I put the seed down in just the bare spots and it filled in thick with this weed looking stuff. I have no idea, it seems like the bag of seed was actually 100 percent weed seed.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:04 AM
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Where did you get your seed? Something I always tell my customers is to read the tag that comes on the bag of seed. It will tell you the percentage of actual grass seed; As well as the percentage of weed seeds in the sack.

I get all my seed at the local sod farm, $60 for a 50lb sack. A little pricey, but at least I get the contractor price. Regular price is around $90 per sack. I never have to worry about weeds though, and the percent of seed that germinates is very high as well. I don't know if that's an option for you or not, but I would say do a little research in your area and find a reputable place that sells good seed.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:38 AM
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Where did you get your seed? Something I always tell my customers is to read the tag that comes on the bag of seed. It will tell you the percentage of actual grass seed; As well as the percentage of weed seeds in the sack.

I get all my seed at the local sod farm, $60 for a 50lb sack. A little pricey, but at least I get the contractor price. Regular price is around $90 per sack. I never have to worry about weeds though, and the percent of seed that germinates is very high as well. I don't know if that's an option for you or not, but I would say do a little research in your area and find a reputable place that sells good seed.
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Wam bam thank you mam. Great answer. I do the same. I get it at a local ag supply. It always has a high germination rate too.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:06 PM
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I try to use certified seed and it's always Lesco seed, certified or not. I see very few weeds.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:42 PM
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On top of your current issue, K31 is one of the worst performing tall fescues available.
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Old 05-01-2013, 01:00 AM
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On top of your current issue, K31 is one of the worst performing tall fescues available.
not real sure why it took to the 7th comment...

i will try to be nice about this...k31 is the worst choice in seed you could ever make...ever
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:40 AM
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I have had many different types of grass and I must say my favorite is k31. Its thick, stripes great, can take a lot of wear and come right back to normal, heat tolerant, keeps most weeds out and doesn't need much water. Only down fall for me is its got a lighter green color than other tall fescues but I can deal with that. Maybe because I maintain the grass very well it does great for me, not sure. Always had great turnouts on k31 only on this last seed that I threw down on a few bare spots that I have. What has came up doesn't look like any fescue or any grass for that matter. It looks like they filled the bag up with 100% knotweed seed.
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:37 AM
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What happened there Matt was none of the K-31 came up. The weed seed was already in the soil.
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