Seeding bare spots - Knowledgebase Question

Indianapolis, In
Question by pg2032
February 8, 2009
Have a few small bare spots in front yard. When is the earliest (in Indianapolis, IN) that I can sow some grass seed? Should I cover with straw??


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Answer from NGA
February 8, 2009

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With the weather so unpredictable I can't give you an absolute planting date but you can figure it out without too much trouble. Grass seed will germinate when temperatures are 40F or above. So, when daytime temperatures are consistently 40F or above you can sow your grass seeds. If you cover with straw or peat moss, the birds won't be able to feast on the seed! Best wishes with your lawn!

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