Reseeding Advice

ssmith1695April 1, 2014

I'm in the process of reseeding my lawn and have consulted a few resources that have recommended TTTF and KBG. I am only reseeding my front yard that gets sun throughout the day, so whatever I put down needs to be heat tolerant. Any suggestions on what to use - I am located in the Chicago suburbs? I have been in contact with The Hogan Company, who suggested their Hogan Blend to start in the spring and mix in KBG in the fall. Is this a solid suggestion based on a no shade area? I'm not a huge fan of the thick bladed grass, but I will certainly go with whatever is hearty enough to withstand the constant sun, even as I water on a regular basis.

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forsheems(Lexington, NC)

I did a complete renovation this past fall and used the Hogan Blend. With the exception of a couple thin spots which are completely my fault, the grass is beautiful. Nice, dark green and the blades are very fine for TTTF. It's far better than the best stuff you can buy at the big box stores. I'm pretty sure tall fescue is more drought tolerant than KBG but KBG will spread to fill in bare spots. Either will do fine in full sunlight and both will require proper watering.

This is not the best time of year to reseed as much of it will likely die in the summer heat leaving plenty of room for weeds to take over. My suggestion would be to spend from now until early September preparing the soil for seeding in the fall. You'll end up spending much less money and have a beautiful lawn by this time next year.

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