Too earlyt to aerate???

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by cutterj, Mar 24, 2003.

  1. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    What zone is that? What's your last frost date?
     
  2. garyslawn

    garyslawn LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
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    Zone 5 east of Cleveland. It frosted the other night.
     
  3. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    We could warm up enough to germinate and then lose it all to a hard frost or even freeze.
    Last frost date May 15th for Zone 5.
     
  4. garyslawn

    garyslawn LawnSite Member
    from NE Ohio
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    Mike; I have been doing it this way for years.
    I like to get an early start,(need$) and we have allot of grass to mow and don't have time for other things. I saw earlier you posted grass will germinate in 7 days. Thar is the rye grass and I don't" care about it the Blue takes a bit longer. I have never had any problems. Gary
     
  5. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    that wasn't me and I almost responded to it.
     
  6. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    you've never lost any? I would like to 'push' the season more than the 2 or 3 weeks I do, but I sure would HATE to have to go reseed everthing I'd done! for FREE!
     
  7. Mike Bradbury

    Mike Bradbury LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've often seen Blue take 35 days for full germination, even though they say it should all be up in 28.
     

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