Fescue – Too Late To Seed?

Q: Despite my best efforts, my schedule has prevented my seeding a new lawn of fescue until this weekend. Is it too late?

A: Fescue seed germinates best when soil temperatures are above 60 degrees. Looking at www.georgiaweather.net, I see that soil at the two inch depth in your area is in the mid-sixties now. I’d thoroughly aerate the lawn, spread seed, and use a roller to press the seed into place. Keep your fingers crossed for a long, mild fall.

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