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How Long Does It Take?

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

  1. househitter

    househitter LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Fescue is going to take about 3 weeks to germinate under Ideal conditions
  2. birdsnbirdies

    birdsnbirdies LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I disagree. Turf type tall fescue under ideal conditions will germinate in less time than was posted. It takes considerably less time than Ky. blue. Also, I would not seed annual rye. Use perennial ryegrass. It will germinate in a short time and look much better than the annual rye.
  3. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 511

    This lawn is now almost full. There is a couple of spots in the lawn that is still thin but Im continuing to keep water on it and Im seeing results from it. The hay is still showing a little but it is mostly covered by the fescue turf. So it does take about 3 weeks with temps between 40-70 degrees and plenty of water in this zone.

    My son has been walking on some spots and I have noticed that it has slowed the growing process down in those areas. So my question is when can I start to treat the lawn and when can I start to mow the lawn.

    Thanks for all your help:)
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    Personally, I wouldn't treat it with anything for the rest of the year. As for mowing it, use as small a mower as you have with the deck as high as it can go until the season ends. A large commercial mower with high lift blades at full RPM can stress the roots that are trying to develop under the surface.

    Glad to hear things are going well.
  5. dcgreenspro

    dcgreenspro LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA
    Posts: 688

    get a 22 w/ sharp blades and a bag of organic fert. (earthworks or milorganite) or put down what your soil test said.

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