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Aerating/seeding timing

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I am in Indiana and what would be the ideal time to begin aerations and seeding? Also what rates do you recommend for seed?
  2. bushtrimmer

    bushtrimmer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 351

    We started on the 1st of September. The idea of fall overseeding is to get the new grass germinated and growing b4 winter sets in. Then the new grass roots are plenty deep b4 the drought of summer and have a better chance of surviving.
    Unless a customer has an irrigation system, it's probably not going to get watered.
  3. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 633

    Early sept - early oct are usually best for us here in Ohio, otherwise you can do a dormant seeding after thanksgiving so that germination won't take place until early spring, provided there isn't a big warm up through the winter. Seeding after mid Oct through the end of november is usually risky since soil temps drop quicker and frost typically won't allow for a good germination.
  4. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,484

    Look on the website at Purdue Univ. should have reseeded by the 10th of Sept at the latest. lots of good stuff there.
  5. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    When overseeding after aeration, what seed (fescue) rate per 1000 sq ft do you use?

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