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Grass Seeding

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by randy2625, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. randy2625

    randy2625 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    Want to know if the gras wil come up in time are if i will have to redo it next year layed it two days ago in nw,oh.Not a whole yard just had to lay some topsoil next to new patio and lay some seed.
  2. Turboguy

    Turboguy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,972

    hi Randy,

    I am over near Pittsburgh which is about the same in climate and I will be seeding for another month yet, maybe longer. Hope that answers your question
  3. SuperShovel

    SuperShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Randy, Im in South East Michigan. I like to get seed in by September 15th. But I can go all the way to Oct, then you are dealing with luck as far as how fast winter comes.

    But I would guess Sept 17th you should be pretty good no problem. I just seeded one on the same day up here.
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    It should not be a problem.Just make sure it is watered and fertilized properly.
  5. randy2625

    randy2625 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 114

    thanks guys for the help it really helps take some of the relief off. Now i need to find some used walk behinds for next year.
  6. kootoomootoo

    kootoomootoo LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,369

    Here in Ohio.

    Have new lawns / landscape scheduled through end of October.
    I have seen lawns seeded in November and next spring look a million dollars.

    Read a university thesis somewhere and it mentioned how the ungerminated seed would lie in the soil until the spring.

    Figure that moisture and the increase in heat come spring would really get things germinating.
  7. SuperShovel

    SuperShovel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 65

    Good point Kootoo,

    For Spring Seeding, its actually a good thing to plant it in november or so. Seeds like the cold and the snow to get prepared for germination.

    The reason people are looking to get it planted by a certain time, september 15 ideally in SE Michigan, is so that the seedlings will be strong enough to survive the winter. If you plant so that seedling come up too close to winter you can lose a lot of it.

    On the other hand if you are past that time, skip some time until right before winter to put your seed down. Unlike seedlings, seed actually will benefit from the winter. Though you may risk losing some to erosion and birds and such until it germinates in the spring.

    well thats just my 2 cents based on what I've done, read, and heard enough times to believe it. :)

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