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is april 24 too late to seed fescue in atlanta, ga

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by ricsin1, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ricsin1

    ricsin1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 81

    hello. I am new home owner. I purchased a foreclosure property last year ( sept/oct ) - when i got it the "grass" was about 3-4 feet high!! chopped it all down and said I'll worry about it next spring ( now ) .... the yard looked like i was growing SALAD! there was every kind of greenery shooting up EXCEPT grass....

    my plans were to 1) kill the weeds then do a core aeration, 2) overseed the existing lawn with a high quality fescue seed , 3) apply starter fertilizer, 4) water , 5 ) pray that something happens.... then repeat in the fall early enough for fescue.....

    to kill the weeds i used Weed BGone w/crabgrass killer - little did I know it said I have to wait 4weeks to seed after using it !!! I used it March 21 so now im stuck having to wait until April 24th to do anything.....

    most of the weeds are gone now and some fescue & bermudagrass came up.... in patches though - i have 10% grass and 90% dead weeds...

    If I aerate the soil ........ do you think ITS TOO LATE IN THE SEASON to sow FESCUE SEEDS on April 24 ....or should i just live w/ a crappy lawn til the fall and start then...
     
  2. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 16,246

    October is the time to plant fescue in the South. You might baby the Burmuda and see if it takes over.
     

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