Fescue Seed in December ???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AtlantaLawn, Dec 25, 1999.

  1. AtlantaLawn

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    Has ANYONE - seeded with Fescue (k-31) in December / January in Georgia or anywhere it is somewhat cool- Will it take and will it germinate ????<br>ATLANTA LAWN <br>AtlantaLawn@mindspring.com
     
  2. larryflint

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    Try calling your local agriculture<br>extension office or one of the<br>agronomists at the state university.
     
  3. larryflint

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    Try calling your local agriculture<br>extension office or one of the<br>agronomists at the state university.
     
  4. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
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    atlanta...--I'd bet it'll work great in your area, as long as you do all the usual preparation. loosen the top layer, mulch, ferterlize, etc. I overseeded my turf style fescue and mulched some thin spots about a month ago. the babies are doing great. I agree that this time of year is not optimum but it's working for me. good luck and happy Y2K!<p>GEO
     
  5. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    atlanta...--I'd bet it'll work great in your area, as long as you do all the usual preparation. loosen the top layer, mulch, ferterlize, etc. I overseeded my turf style fescue and mulched some thin spots about a month ago. the babies are doing great. I agree that this time of year is not optimum but it's working for me. good luck and happy Y2K!<p>GEO
     
  6. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
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    atlanta...--I'd bet it'll work great in your area, as long as you do all the usual preparation. loosen the top layer, mulch, ferterlize, etc. I overseeded my turf style fescue and mulched some thin spots about a month ago. the babies are doing great. I agree that this time of year is not optimum but it's working for me. good luck and happy Y2K!<p>GEO
     
  7. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
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    Three things are needed for grass seed to germinate. Seed to soil contact, warmth, and moisture. You can provide the contact by aerating, dethatching, etc, the moisture you can help with by watering, the warmth you just have to wait on. It takes aprox. 5 consecutive days of soil temps around 60 degrees for the seed to germinate. This time of year be patient, when the conditions are right the grass will germinate, it will just take longer than if you had done it in Oct.<p>----------<br>Greg Pierce, CTP<br>Lawnmasters Lawn & Landscape
     
  8. Lawnmasters

    Lawnmasters LawnSite Member
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    Three things are needed for grass seed to germinate. Seed to soil contact, warmth, and moisture. You can provide the contact by aerating, dethatching, etc, the moisture you can help with by watering, the warmth you just have to wait on. It takes aprox. 5 consecutive days of soil temps around 60 degrees for the seed to germinate. This time of year be patient, when the conditions are right the grass will germinate, it will just take longer than if you had done it in Oct.<p>----------<br>Greg Pierce, CTP<br>Lawnmasters Lawn & Landscape
     
  9. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
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    I noticed there are two double posts and a triple post on this thread. I noticed after posting here there is a problem with this thread, so I notified Chuck.<br>----------<br>Eric@ELM<br>http://pages.prodigy.net/eric.erickson/index.html<br>
     
  10. i don't know, december is kinda late, maybe bruce32 could help you out
     

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