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northern virginia - when to seed for new yard?

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by nick21, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. nick21

    nick21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    how late in the year can I do it and is topsoil a must? I have cleared a bunch of trees but I am not quite ready yet. It will be fescue. thanks
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,082

    In Wisco we are already in the season, however, we are not getting September weather, so it is a little troubling. Here we can hopefully get seed to establish if it germinates b4 Mid-Oct. You should be able to go later.
  3. Stuttering Stan

    Stuttering Stan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Ideally, you want to seed/starter fertilizer between now and mid October. A sprinkler system is almost a requirement to keep the seed moist until germination. Don't forget maintenance fertilizer throughout the fall/winter months (19-5-9).

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