Overseeding in MD

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by syzer, Mar 31, 2001.

  1. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Around what time of the month do you guys overseed and aerate? I would like to know around the best time for proper germination.
     
  2. Barkleymut

    Barkleymut LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Do it now and you'll be fine. Even if the temps are slightly too cold the seed will sit there at least 10-12 days before it germinates anyways. Good Luck.
     
  3. kutnkru

    kutnkru LawnSite Silver Member
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    Whats this a Midol question -LOL
    HA!!! HA-HA-HA!!!
    Sorry couldnt resist :)

    Aerate in the Spring until late May.
    Overseed in the Fall from mid September thru mid October.

    Good Luck this season!
    Kris
     
  4. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Can always count on you Kris =).
     
  5. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
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    OK temps now here are around 50 -70 degrees over the past two weeks. We have a gentleman requesting aeration and overseeding (his lawn has lots of weeds and not much green yet). Will we still get good results overseeding now in mid april? How late can you overseed and get good results? Does the temperrature dictate this?
    THanks
     
  6. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    You can overseed during early spring. Right now is pushing it. Around these parts, some lawns have so many trees that all the leaves will smother the new seedlings if done in the fall. On these we wait until spring. But, fall is the best time.
     
  7. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it because the temp? Im not sure i thoroughly understand
     
  8. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yes the temp. The roots need time to establish before the heat hits.
     
  9. BigEd

    BigEd LawnSite Senior Member
    from MD
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    I overseeded my yard and took care of some bare spots on March 25 this year,the new grass is over 2 inches tall now.I used a 21-3-3 fertilizer and Lesco perenial rye/fescue blend.
     
  10. guntruck

    guntruck LawnSite Senior Member
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    Big Ed why not a fert with a higher phosphorous content?
     

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