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overseeding and germination question

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Boltzie, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. Boltzie

    Boltzie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    I scalped my lawn t 1.5", aerated, applied starter fertilizer, and overseeded over the weekend last week. I overseeded last Monday with turf-type tall fescue. The weather here in eastern Ohio has been below normal during this last week (highs in the 50's and lows in the 30's) and we didn't have any frost. I've been regulary watering the lawn, but have not seen any sprouting yet.

    I know it takes 7-10 days for the seeds to germinate. Is it possible that the colder temperatures have prevented the seeds from germinating? The weather is supposed to warm up this week. Will these seeds germinate or is it too late?

  2. CT John

    CT John LawnSite Member
    Posts: 90

    Colder soil temps will slow down the germination no matter what type of seed it is.
  3. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Posts: 4,900

    Slice seed for best results and use some per. rye The weathers been terrable in ohio the last few weeks hang in it should be ok

    PAXLSI LawnSite Member
    Posts: 22

    Fescue can take up to 21 days to germinate

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