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Seeding Fescue, warm temps

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by khutch, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. khutch

    khutch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 496

    Thoughts on temps affecting Fescue germination? I usually shoot for about Sept. 15, around the same time I am doing warm season grasses winter Pre-em......Wouldn't mind going a bit earlier on the Fescue, like NOW so I am not doing everything at once, but with mid and upper 80 temps it just doesn't seem right. What effects does these warm temps have on germination?
  2. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    It will germinate. It's just harder for it to establish due to the hotter and sometimes drier weather. I start after September 1st here in the NC foothills, dependent on actual weather. Down in GA you might be pushing the window on early, but then again, by the time is starts coming up it will be mid-month anyways.

    Take a gamble at your own judgement...
  3. Supertiger

    Supertiger LawnSite Member
    Posts: 189

    All i know is that it needs to be stoped, killed ect. its the worst kinda grass know to me.
  4. Envy Lawn Service

    Envy Lawn Service LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,062

    Hehehe :D

    It's the only 'true' grass... anything less is a vine or a weed!!! :p

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