My backyard lawn needs overseeding. I wonder if it's a good idea to do it
right before winter. We have a few month snow covering in Midwest Canada
My thought is to overseed right before snowing, and they will germinate
early next spring after snow melting. Or the seeds will die in winter?
I thougtht the same thing, but further south here in Pennsylvania. In
hind sight I've seen this, I seed early, snow on the ground, we get a
few days warm weather, seeds sprout, then a blizzard hits, sprouts
I now generally seed in the fall, and several weeks before I use
just my observations,
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I was disappointed with the seeds I bought that they claimed is the best on
the market. The seeds contain weeds, and they didn't grow as fast as I
expected. I did this after winter, and yet I didn't see any thing
So if you want to seed now before winter? I supposed it won't make any
difference because seeds grow so slowly. It could be my ground too, it's
too hard maybe.
If you put down the common pre-emergent crabgrass control products
several weeks before seeding, it will not only prevent crabgrass from
germinating, but the grass seed too. You can use Tupersan, but it's
expensive and why would you when seeding in Fall? At that point,
crabgrass, which needs warm temps to germinate is not a problem.
let oit go to seed
MANIC_D wrote:Overseeding won`t hurt, generally the cut-off date for
seeding is Oct. 21st. Make sure you scrath it in well and soak it at
least twice a week. You`ll be fine. P.S.- if this is a quality grass,
let it go to seed before mowing.
Not a bad idea if :
1) You overssed before the ground freezes
2) Make sure there is good seed to soil contact
To maintain the good seed to soil contact, this method of overseeding is
usually recd. for areas that have a winter snow cover.
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