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Is it too late for overseeding in Tn

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by X-mow, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. X-mow

    X-mow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 145

    Somebody told me a couple weeks ago that it would too late for overseeding here in a week or so. I'm just lookin for a second opinion.
  2. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    I assume you must be talking about overseeding fescue.

    Overseeding in the spring is often a point of diminishing returns. Even though you will likely get good germination right now with adequate moisture, the root systems will not be mature enough to survive the summer season. Depending on what type of summer you have, you could lose a large portion of your new stand. You can do it now, but there is a risk at hand.

    It has been very dry here in North Georgia the past couple of months. I'd say you are seeing the same conditions there. My own established fescue lawn is starting to become a bit stressed in spots due to lack of rainfall.
  3. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    Some around here still are but from experience, I refuse to. I would suggest waiting until Sept 10 to start again.

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