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Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by clallen03, Oct 17, 2006.
Fescue is going to take about 3 weeks to germinate under Ideal conditions
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.
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
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.
get a 22 w/ sharp blades and a bag of organic fert. (earthworks or milorganite) or put down what your soil test said.