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Old 10-03-2014, 02:25 PM
 
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Kind of what I was thinking...

It's 82 today... I thought I had another week or so..lol
What you'll be needing is temps in the 60-75 range for a month AFTER seeding. The window is pretty much closed, but you could get lucky with the weather. The new grass needs time to establish enough to withstand winter. And if you don't get rain or snow cover this winter, you'll have to keep dragging out the hose and watering on warmer winter days, or the new grass won't survive the winter.

Most experts are saying that you can still spread grass seed on problem spots, but a big overseeding job needs to be done by the third week of September.

You can also do dormant seeding in February if you don't get around to it now.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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Um...you have to mark your sprinklers.
I was thinking the underground piping. Not visible like sprinkler heads. Anyway, I've decided against it.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:02 PM
 
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I was thinking the underground piping. Not visible like sprinkler heads. Anyway, I've decided against it.
Then whom ever put your sprinklers in didn't dig the ditches deep enough. I doubt you'll have a problem though as most tines won't dig deeper than three inches.
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Old 10-04-2014, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I have NEVER aerated my lawn. I always ask people to compare mine to my neighbors to compare because my neighbor does aerate.

I think its a waste of time and money. I understand the concept but there are other ways to keep your lawn healthy.

My lawn hasn't been Aerated in over a decade and it's green and healthy with strong roots.

Even with aerating you will still need to battle droughts, grubs, weeds, bare spots, burns, & bugs.

Keep in mind, Aerating or Not, weather & maintenance will play a role in grass health.
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