Dormant winter seed sown

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RigglePLC, Nov 13, 2018.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I planted perennial ryegrass, fine fescue and tall fescue November 12, as an experiment. Additional seed will be planted in winter on top of the snow and in early spring.
    Half of the perennial rye plot was treated with Milorganite.
    Results should be visible in spring.


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  2. Eric502

    Eric502 LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Kentucky
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    Ill be curious to watch this
  3. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Ditto! Thumbs Up
    With the general rule of "stop seeding about 2-weeks before the first freeze", it will be interesting to see what amount of germination (if any) that you get in the spring!

    Following... :popcorn:
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I added an extra plot with Milorganite as starter fert--to equal about 35 pounds per thousand sqft. (Bag suggests 36 pounds). Perennial rye was seeded on top of the soil-Milorganite plot. This was followed by a brief snow squall which amounted to about an inch. Mostly bare sandy soil due to shade. Temperature about 33 F.

    True; this test is essentially the same as in 2017.
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018

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