planted tall fescue seed and now the cold comes
Hello, I have another username, but I can't remember it....
Anyway, I planted tall fescue last Saturday. Couldn't find the time earlier. The temps over the last week have been a little cooler than average--around 50-65 degrees. I have watered plenty and have noticed no germination yet. Now next week is going to be cold. A couple nights with lows at 31, only a couple highs barely above 50.
What should I do? I am worried I just wasted my money on the aerator and seed. I would stop watering and hope they come up next spring, but I imagine after seven days the germination process has begun. And also--I have a crabgrass pretty bad and putting pre-emergent down in the early spring is priority number one in my lawn-improvement plan.
I am out of luck on my seed, aren't I?