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Time for Fescue Seeding
It’s almost time to again undertake the task of over-seeding your fescue grass for its upcoming growing season. Here are some helpful tips to ensure you get maximum germination of seed and healthy maturation of the young fescue.
- Prepare a favorable seed bed by lightly raking the soil surface to loosen the top layer and remove any debris such as leaves, sticks and rocks.
- Mow existing fescue (no more than 1/3 of the current height).
- Apply seed at the labeled rate (usually 8-10 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.).
- Irrigate seeded areas daily to keep soil moist. This should just be a light irrigation (6-8 minutes) over the next 30 days as seed germinates.
- Keep fallen leaves from piling and setting on the young fescue. Use a leaf blower to remove leaves from area.
You can start mowing the new fescue once it has reached a 3-4 inch height but remember do not remove more than 1/3 of the current height. For more information or if you need us to accomplish some fescue seeding for you this year please give us a call.