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When is the EARLIEST I can plant fescue seed?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by ricsin1, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    I wouldn't risk seed on barricade, it will stop seed germination, and if you aerate, it will nullify the preemergent and allow crabgrass competition. If you are going to seed in the early spring, it should be well planned, and executed at the proper time. Save yourself the aggravation, and go with a fall seeding, now.:waving:
  2. ricsin1

    ricsin1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 81

    so I guess its not wise to overseed first day of spring (march 19) since they just put down the Barricade on Feb 4...

    i got a 25lb bag of Lesco Transition Blend that I can't return ( lost my receipt ) at a good price since the "expiration date " was April 2010........ I would hate for this bag of seed to go to waste! - how long does seed "last" after that "expiration date" .... would this seed still be usable in the fall ( september 2010)

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  3. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,695

    The "expiration date" is for the germination %. If its a 85% this year, by fall, it may lose a couple points, not much difference. Just hang the bag by a wire, in a cool, dry place, and it will still be good for this fall. :waving:
  4. anotherturfgeek

    anotherturfgeek LawnSite Member
    Messages: 200

    Good communication is key! I make a habit of informing customers at least a week ahead of time before spraying or treating anything in there yard, also ask if there is anything they would like done ahead of time.

    They could have planned the reseeding around the weed app. if they only knew!!!

    Nothing is more important than communication!!!

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