How Long Does It Take?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by clallen03, Oct 17, 2006.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just seed my lawn with fescue on the 8th of October after killing the entire lawn. I got a soil sample and followed the suggestions from UGA. Aerated the lawn really good, applied started fert, spread fescue seeds in the lawn, covered with light hay.

    Im writing this to ask when should I start to see result? The temp has been high as 78 and low as 40 and it has been raining like every other day. Just trying to figure out if I should be concern or am I just a bit impatient.

    Thanks for your help.:)
     
  2. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    Fescue takes longer than other type grass seed like rye or blue to germinate. It's only been 9 days which is not all that long. Temps down into the 40's don't help as well. Personally, I would have left off the hay to get more sun contact on the seed unless heavy rain and possible erosion was an issue.

    Be patient :)
     
  3. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    So true. You need warmth and wet to germinate
     
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    yup, less daylight hours and intensity of the sun too John
     
  5. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    You got it Mr Rodfather:weightlifter: :waving: no frost:cry:
     
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    new tub ya got there john? where are the ladies too? :cool2:
     
  7. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    You put hay on it your going to have a parture not a lawn

    Straw is what you supose to use
     
  8. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cash crop:laugh:
     
  9. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thank you for noticing:) I'll get banned if i post them:cry: You have a invite anytime you like:cool2:
     
  10. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
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    that or a skillet up alongside your head from the g/f too :laugh:
     

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