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Still too cold to plant? Need advice!

Posted by Kevbo2210 6B (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 2, 12 at 0:06

Hi everyone, I am planning a small lawn renovation on a portion of my yard this week and I am concerned about the temperature. We had a VERY warm spell about two weeks ago with the temperature reaching into the 80s but since has cooled down to normal April weather. I am planning on planting KBG and Perennial Rye after a full renovation.

Are the following temps to cold?

Monday: 59/31
Tuesday: 66/41
Wednesday: 63/36
Thursday: 59/34
Friday: 60/34
Saturday: 64/41
Sunday: 64/43
Monday: 66/46

I probably will not plant until Friday afternoon or Saturday...but does it look to be still too cold?


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RE: Still too cold to plant? Need advice!

Nope.. Not too cold....

When you are talking Cool Season grasses... Almost 100% of 6B really ought to be planted out in the Fall rather than the spring... Cool season grass seeded in Spring does very poorly in the summer...

The only exception is if you are at some crazy high elevation and your fall lasts about 3 days between 100F and 31F.... Then - spring planting is the ticket...

Expect HUGE water bills ($300/month through the entire summer) and still probably 50% death....

Thanks


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