will seed germinate in spring if put down too late?

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by grass disaster, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. grass disaster

    grass disaster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,776

    if seed doesn't germinate in time in the fall will it still grow in the spring?
  2. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,497

    The answer is yes,...however there are certain factors to this to know. Timing is crucial. It can NOT be put down too early if it is put down late. Make sense? Let me explain a bit further. Do a search on "dormant seeding", and do the search under my name.
  3. loom-gen

    loom-gen LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    If grass germinates too late in the fall it will DIE! If the seeds don't germinate at all in the fall, the poor little things are DEAD! Dormant seeding is a good way of seeding if you hit the window and the window is pretty big so no worries.
  4. drumbo

    drumbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 336

    So, sod is therefore the best option for late fall lawn, no?

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