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help with seeding tall fescue

Posted by eboehm ct (My Page) on
Sat, May 10, 14 at 10:35

I seeded 20 days ago and I have exposed grass seed and a lack of germination. I detatched, airated, limed and seeded. I have been watering 2x per day because it is a sandy soil. I am getting sparse germation. I want to know if the exposed grass seed can be saved by putting more soil on top? Also the existing grass is getting long and needs to be mowed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: help with seeding tall fescue

Germination is dependent on 2 things: temperature and moisture. You are lacking one or the other. As it has been a cool spring, I'd guess temperature. It is probably a good thing that they haven't germinated yet as applying lime can impede the seedlings after germination.

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