Louisville Fescue Planting

Asked September 16, 2015, 12:11 PM EDT

Is the first wk of Oct too late to plant tall fescue in Lou, KY?

Jefferson County Kentucky

2 Responses

As frustrating as it is, the quick answer is both yes and no.

Technically, seeding through the end of September is correct but Kentucky weather usually holds for the first two weeks in October. The ground stays warm enough that fescue (which is a cool season grass) will germinate and has time to establish almost every year through mid-October. Planning to seed past the second week in October just means there is a little more risk for weather problems.

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Feel free to contact our office if you have other questions.

Let me know if I can help you further!

Carol Wilder
Horticulture Technician
Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service
810 Barret Ave
Louisville KY 40204

Thanks so much for your quick and informative response.