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Dormant Seeding

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Chris Wagner, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. Chris Wagner

    Chris Wagner LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 252

    Here in Chicago, the soil temps are still a little cool. Maybe low to mid 50s. Does anyone have experience or any luck with dormant seeding? That is to say, seeding before the temperatures reach the ideal germination temperature? (particularly Kentucky Bluegrass.)

    I found this interesting article which discusses the topic including dormant seeding in the late fall to winter months.


    I have areas on our athletic field that I'm always trying to stay ahead of. I did a slit seeding of Lesco's Double Eagle (ryegrass) which germinated in nice rows... but I'd like to get bluegrass sown too.

    Thoughts? Experiences?

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