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How late do you seed in the North?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by ecoguy, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Posts: 234

    Hey Northerners. I live in BC, Canada and I was curious how late you typically seed in the fall? No, I'm not talking about dormant seeding over the winter. This is the last week I plan to seed for the year. Our temperatures still average 12-13 celcius during the day but it gets down to 1-2 at night - we actually had some frost this weekend. Anyways, let me know. I would imagine topdressing would help keep the seed warmer this time of year.
  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 18,308

    Regardless of where you live, soil temperature is the deciding factor. After that, time to establish before the first freeze.
  3. OrganicsMaine

    OrganicsMaine LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    I stopped seeding about 2 weeks ago here in Maine (zone 5). Not enough time for the seed to become established before hard freezes. I do plan on doing some dormant seeding in mid November though.

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