Is it too late to seed a new lawn this year?
We killed and tilled about 1/2 acre of lawn (weeds) around our home in mid September, but due to weather couldn't finish the job. Is it now too late to seed this lawn? I checked the monthly forecast on weather.com - If it is to be trusted, Oct should have fairly consistent temperatures in the 60's.
Marion County Oregon
You need to seed perennial ryegrass. This genus/species will germinate in 7-10 days. If I was establishing a lawn facing the current weather conditions I would…
- Apply a starter fertilizer to the area you intend to seed ASAP, next...
- Seed the perennial ryeggrass ASAP at the recommended rate (9-11 lbs/1,000 sq ft; fertilization and seeding can be done on the same day.
- In 21 days I would inter-seed the grass again, focusing on bare or weak spots again at the 9-11 lbs/1,000 sq ft rate.