spot seeding - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, Pe
Question by kp71496
March 10, 2009
I am a commercial landscaper in the Pittsburgh area and I usually start my spring cleanups around mid March. Directly after the cleanup is when I spot seed the customers lawn. Lawns that I spot seed on March 15th take 10 to 14 days to germinate. Lawns spot seeded on April 1st take 5 to 7 days but both come in equally as thick. Grass seed and fertilizer have risen in cost dramatically this year


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2009

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I'm guessing your question is why the difference in germination times. If so, it has to do with soil temperatures. Although two weeks doesn't sound like a great deal of time, soil temperatures can rise the few degrees required to prompt faster germination.

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