Grass gernmination and soil temperature

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by Alto101, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    We usually have 2 mowings done by mid-May,,, maybe NOT this year... keep us posted how this all works out for you... :)
  2. philsaunders

    philsaunders LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Smallaxe, I second your motion to "soak the seed into the topdressing of soil and compost whenever possible to get it with excellent contact." That is why I opt for late-winter seeding, ideally just before the last snowfall which can be hard to predict of course. Then, the melting snow gives the seeds a good soaking.
  3. frotis

    frotis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I don't think any of my dormant seeding in CT will be germinated, (definitely not the bluegrass) before its time to put down Pre-em.
  4. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    Why is that??? Does CG in CT germinate so quickly after turfgrasses???
    To know for sure what is happening with CG in your area, it would be the professional thing to do,,, to KNOW when, where, and under what circumstances CG emerges...

    Observe, observe and observe,,, to rise to the top of your profession...

    Don't quit so easily... :)
    besides , hasn't years of CG seed elimination done away with most of the viable seed at the surface by now???

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