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Old 10-29-2003, 01:38 PM
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Late seeding ?

What is the latest you ever seeded a property? I have to demo a 10x10 shed and then plant grass. I just got the call and scheduled it for next Thursday.

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Old 10-29-2003, 01:59 PM
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my bag of seed says not to seed when temp is consistantly below 40. I have never attempted to do it this late.
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Old 10-29-2003, 02:43 PM
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Jimbo, as long as the seed is in the soil and not on top of it you should be okay. Mix in some annual rye and they will have green in about a week. Oh, and the seed must be watered daily for about 2 weeks.
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Old 10-29-2003, 03:56 PM
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do it quick...temps for the next week are supposed to be in the high 60s...still don't think you'll get optimal germination unless you go all rye although what doesn't germinate this year should come up springtime...
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Old 10-29-2003, 04:09 PM
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my rule is never after october 15
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Old 10-29-2003, 05:17 PM
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richard martin got it right. as a rule, never after oct. 15th, however, i have, upon request seeded as late as 2 weeks before thanksgiving, with fresh soil, and had nice grass by thanksgiving day, and it is still there
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Old 10-29-2003, 07:19 PM
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Jimbo... Why not use sod? 100 square feet will only cost you around $20.
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Old 10-29-2003, 08:02 PM
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Jimbo,you can sow seed about anytime,but for it to germinate,
temperature and moisture need to be right. If you do happen
to sow late most will still come up in the spring. Annual rye
is a quick effective fix.
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Old 10-30-2003, 01:44 PM
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Thanks for the replies!! Very good information from all.

I will go with a heavy rye mix because this is a daycare center and the kids will have a mud hole if the grass doesnt peek through quickly. Whats the best top dressing for quick germination? How about fresh grass clippings?? J.K.
I do use clippings for small spots and they work great.

To be honest I have never messed with sod, and I am a little intimidated. How do you dig out the area for sod so that the old and new grass is the same height?

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Old 10-30-2003, 04:03 PM
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For a top dressing I use a material called "Compro". Basically it's a compost and soil mix. Anyplace that sells bulk mulch will usually have it.
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