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08:10AM | 06/20/03
Member Since: 06/19/03
1 lifetime posts
I recently bought a new home and found the landscaper had planted a very low quality grass seed. I have since planted a high quality fine fescue with Scotts Turfbuilder and topped with a thin layer of Scotts Lawn soil. The problem is that although the fescue looks great, it's not coming up very thick. Should I heavily reseed with more fescue? Will this give me a thick look? Or should I reseed with Kentucky bluegeass or some other seed? I live in the south near Nashville and the soil is rocky with some clay but not too bad for growing.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

k smith

11:24AM | 07/10/03
Member Since: 07/09/03
71 lifetime posts
fescue, being a cool season turf, will not germinate very well when temps average above 70-75 degrees. also, germinating seeds need to stay damp at all times. frequent, light waterings, until first mowing. you may have to wait until fall to reseed, or purchase sod. if you reseed, try spreading thin layer of straw over seeds. this helps to hold in moisture and keeps seed from washing

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