i'm just excited that cooler canadian air will be dropping down over us soon.cenlo said:What is a rule of thumb for overseeding in Northern climates? We are averaging mid 50's daytime and upper 30's overnight. Seed is a mix of fescue, kentucky blue, and rye.
So, you're saying that you can overseed at anytime? What about a frost a couple weeks after a place was seeded? Would the seed start to germinate again in the spring?lawnservice said:i'm just excited that cooler canadian air will be dropping down over us soon.
but...what are the soil temps at?? anyway, the temps you are experiencing now will be here as well in a few weeks. we have seeded in november in the past with good results.
i'd guess a decent germination of the rye and even the fescue now, that bluegrass will be wanting warmer soil temps and will do fine as things warm up next spring.
keeping in mind that you will not get complete germination this fall so be watchful next spring when its time to apply your crabgrass control