Is it too late to plant grass in Philadelhia Metro - Knowledgebase Question

Wayne, Pe
Question by jocswp
October 18, 2009
Is it too late to plant grass in Philadelhia Metro?

Also I know you do not want to mow for several weeks but won't the fall leaves hurt the new sprouting grass on the lawn that is reseeded?


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Answer from NGA
October 18, 2009

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You have about a two week window of opportunity to overseed your lawn. After November first is too late! Start by mowing your lawn really low, which should pick up the leave, as well. Then broadcast your seeds and water them in well so they make good contact with the soil. When leaves begin to pile up, gently rake them off the lawn. You should be able to use a leaf rake to remove the leaves without raking up the seeds during the process. Best wishes with your lawn!

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