I have noticed for the first time that my lawn is just starting to put out
its own seed. It has the asparagus looking shoots which break apart to
individual seeds. I have mowed it twice (weekly), and walk on it every day,
and just noticed it, so it is new. May 14, 2007, and its not yet
maintaining 15-26C in Toronto, which is the Scotts Kentucky Bluegrass common
#1 recommended temperature range for overseeding, and filling patches from
seed bag. If I drew a graph with highs/lows the distribution is still way
into the cold! I am banking on this temp range as a major factor in the
success of my own seeding, and I am wondering if I can use the lawns own
seeds coming up as a sign that the time is right.
Can I use the lawns' own seed time as a guide to adding my own extra seeds
from a bag?
How long does the lawn do this for (days/weeks)?
Does it do this more than once per year?
Is it always the same number of times per year?
Is it always at the same time every year, or can weather play a major factor
(can I mark it on the calendar to do such and such each year)?