Is it to late?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Gilla Gorilla, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. Gilla Gorilla

    Gilla Gorilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 923

    I have a couple of customers calling and asking me to aerate and overseed their lawns. I was able to talk them into slice seeding and top dressing with compost but am worried about it being so late in October that the seed will not germinate. I would be using a tall fescue blend of seed.

    What do you think about doing this type of renovation at this time of year for the Northern Virginia area. Also two out of the three lawns are in very bad shape with little to no green grass at this time.
  2. lwcmattlifter

    lwcmattlifter LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 859

    I know what you mean. I have seeding/renovations planned through next Monday. It should be ok as long as we don't any deep frosts. There should be just enough time for the grass to grow an inch or two but I wouldn't expect any more than 2" of growth this late in the season.
  3. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    I seeded 2 lawns today and doing 1 more tomorrow. its late but we should get more mild weather and if the seed dosnt germinate its in the ground and ready for next spring! I would go ahead and seed.

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