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Old 09-22-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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Various pictures help, would love to see more.

Neighbor's centipede looks much different than the bermuda next to it! Would love to see some various Zoysias as well.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Various pictures help, would love to see more.

Neighbor's centipede looks much different than the bermuda next to it! Would love to see some various Zoysias as well.
Go to the Raleigh farmers market and you can see/feel the sodded zoysia and bermuda. Unfortunately not many pics of the seeded bermuda kind available on the internet. You can seed centipede but it takes forever to grow, because it's so slow growing.
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:59 PM
 
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I overseeded with fescue a week ago. That night and especially the next day we got dumped with rain in S Franklin County. I had heavily core areated the day seeding before so I am hoping a majority of them made it into the holes and not into the ditch due to runoff. I am also watering every day.

I don't seem to have germinination showing yet. However the rest of the lawn is growing like crazy.

How dumb it is to mow right now with a lawn tractor? Will it do significant damage to the seeds that have not gerninated? If I don't buy the time the new grass reaches 2.5-3in it is going to look like a meadow. Thanks for any input.
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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I have the same issue - the existing grass has taken off with all the rain and cool nights we've had.

I hate to say this, but I think its best to hold off and let the new seed grow for at least 3-4 weeks after seeding. The weather report is showing sunny and dry for the next week and last thing you want to do is stress the new grass.

Unfortunately, with the grass being allowed to grow so long, we'll likely need to bag the clippings when we do finally mow.

On an aside, you mention that your lawn is at 2.5 - 3 inches. Everywhere I read is that its the ideal height for a fescue lawn.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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FWIW - I seeded with fescue and bluegrass about 12 days ago. You can definitely see a good amount of new seedlings now. I'd suspect this is the fescue part of the mix and that the bluegrass hasn't germinated yet. So if you used a mix, beware that the bluegrass will lag the fescue by up to two weeks.

Like you said, if the seed didn't wash away, the weather was as good as I can remember in a long time for fall seeding

Frank

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:14 AM
 
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I'm going to try this:

Fescue Grass & Hybrid Kentucky Bluegrass Mix

It is for zone 8.....but hell if we really have global warming we're probably more of a zone 8 instead of a zone 7.

I've used this for 2 years and I'm less than enthused with the results. I'm looking for something else.
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