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Precise temps for overseeding?

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by sulston, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. sulston

    sulston LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    OK I know late summer/early fall is the best time to do any overseeding but I was just wondering if anyone knows specifically what kind of night/day air or soil temps are ideal to start my aerating/topdressing then overseeding. The grass here in Southern ON, Canada has been dormant pretty much since June, we've had no rain and hot hot temps so since the weather seems to be so F#@$ed up these days, I'd like to know a little more specifically when the conditions are best, rather than going by the seasons because they just aren't consistent anymore. Thanks for any advice.
  2. echeandia

    echeandia LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,131

    My understanding is that when the temperature is below 80 F grass will germinate.

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