Can you overseed in the Fall?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by Grits, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    I'm in the Florida panhandle....wondering if you can/should overseed St. Augustine after dethatching in the Fall? Thanks.
     
  2. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not sure if florida is an exception but dethacthing and overseeding is a common practice in the fall up my way.
     
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
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    im in the same area as J&R and we arrerate and overseed mainly in the fall more than the spring
     
  4. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
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    goto:bobsod.com
    They say do not overseed st Augustine.
     
  5. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
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    Is not St Augustine a warm-season turf? If so, we never overseed warm-season turf in the fall here in NC. Not sure about Fla, but I would imagine spring is preferable.
     
  6. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
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    They also say to cut it at 1.5" to 2.5"....which is way to short.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
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    We cut St Augustine and Bermuda down to dirt in the fall and seed in rye on almost all our commericial properties. All of the debris/grass is removed before we plant. Seven days later we got grass growing that will be green until the St Augustine starts back in April.
     
  8. Kingram10

    Kingram10 LawnSite Member
    from Arizona
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    Do you have to de-thatch any of your commercial properties??
     

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