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Old 06-17-2014, 09:31 PM
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When can you dormant seed?

When can you dormant seed?

When is the best time to dormant seed?

What types of grass can you dormant seed?
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:57 PM
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Think.......Dormant seed.

Any type.

Nature does it all the time.
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Old 06-18-2014, 01:14 PM
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I would say you can dormant-seed after several frost events and when the temps have hit about 17 degrees a couple of times. Say about the second week of December.
Otherwise the seed may sprout in the fall. If the fall sprouting is Ok with you--why not seed in the fall?
Naturally you don't want to do this with warm-season southern grasses. Probably Ok with blue, rye, fine fescue and tall fescue.
I think, around here, the best date to seed is about August 15--the soil temp is warm--and the cool nights and weather of fall are beginning to take hold.
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:55 PM
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So it should be safe to dormant seed cool season grasses in January?
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Old 06-19-2014, 07:42 AM
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Dormant Seeding is done when the ground is frozen... the process of freeze/thaw actually plants the seed naturally... Springtime dormant seeding was done by farmers years ago to renovate pasture grasses...
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:03 AM
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Dormant Seeding is done when the ground is frozen... the process of freeze/thaw actually plants the seed naturally... Springtime dormant seeding was done by farmers years ago to renovate pasture grasses...
So if the ground freezes it does not matter if I was to dormant seed January, February, 1st half of March?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:25 AM
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Here is a picture of seed planted November 22, 2013. The earliest sign of sprouting was in mid-April.
http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?t=422433

No guarantee, of course. You may wish to apply more seed than is recommended to allow for any seeds that don't make it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:50 AM
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So if the ground freezes it does not matter if I was to dormant seed January, February, 1st half of March?
True... I usually seed right before the first permanent snow storm of the year,,, unless the ground is frozen/freezing before that...
Riggle will throw seed on top of snow and has pretty good luck with that at well... I figured the seed would move or wash away as the snow melted, but I guess its fine...
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