Overseeding – Planting Fescue In Spring

Q: I know October is the best time for overseeding a fescue lawn but can it be done in the spring?

A: Although late fall is the optimum time to plant fescue, mid- to late February is a workable alternate. The key is getting good seed-to-soil contact. To that end, aerate the lawn thoroughly before scattering the seed then drag a piece of carpet over the area to shake the seeds into the aerator holes. Apply one-half inch of water and pray for warm days.