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Old 03-26-2003, 12:01 AM
Mike Bradbury Mike Bradbury is offline
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Originally posted by garyslawn
We have been aerating and slitseeding for the past week and have 2 more weeks of it. The soil is soft now and easy to plug. Get the seed in the ground now and you can start mowing you accounts soon. It doesn't hurt the seed to lay there untill ground temp rises. our first mow last year (N. Ohio) was April 8,.
What zone is that? What's your last frost date?
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Old 03-26-2003, 09:16 AM
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Zone 5 east of Cleveland. It frosted the other night.
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:45 PM
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That's 7 weeks till frost date!!!

We could warm up enough to germinate and then lose it all to a hard frost or even freeze.
Last frost date May 15th for Zone 5.
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Old 03-26-2003, 04:25 PM
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Mike; I have been doing it this way for years.
I like to get an early start,(need$) and we have allot of grass to mow and don't have time for other things. I saw earlier you posted grass will germinate in 7 days. Thar is the rye grass and I don't" care about it the Blue takes a bit longer. I have never had any problems. Gary
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Old 03-27-2003, 12:04 AM
Mike Bradbury Mike Bradbury is offline
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No you didn't

that wasn't me and I almost responded to it.
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:14 AM
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interesting

you've never lost any? I would like to 'push' the season more than the 2 or 3 weeks I do, but I sure would HATE to have to go reseed everthing I'd done! for FREE!
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Old 03-27-2003, 02:15 AM
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PS

I've often seen Blue take 35 days for full germination, even though they say it should all be up in 28.
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