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Proper soil temp to overseed and fertilize in spring?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ranger520, Apr 10, 2003.

  1. ranger520

    ranger520 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 231

    What is the proper soil temp to overseed and fetilize in spring?

  2. strickdad

    strickdad LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 544

    it would depend on the type of seed you are planting.. for fescue you will see germination at 50 degrees if all other conditions are favorable..
  3. crs

    crs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    I agree with the 50 degree statement. HOWEVER, if you are seeding this spring I would not wait for perfect soil temps. Go ahead and get the seed in the groud and get it mulched. That way when the temp is right the seed will already be where it needs to be. The amount of time before germination will not be so long that the seed will rot in the ground.

    Just my thoughts on the matter.
  4. basic lawn

    basic lawn LawnSite Member
    from nj
    Messages: 50

    Wondering, as a rule, is June too late to seed in the northeast? What are the factors to consider?

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