Fall grass seeding

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Old 11-16-19, 10:54 AM
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Fall grass seeding

In an area of about 1/4 acre I had loam brought in and spread about 3 inches deep. I spread it all out then put down Scottís seed and gently raked it in. I put down starter fertilizer and watered every day. Then about 3 weeks later input down another application of starter fertilizer. I did this starting October 1st. We didnít have terrible down pouring rain and the temps were reasonably mild for a New England fall. The grass came up terrible!! Why??
 
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Also what should I do in the spring?
 
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Old 11-17-19, 05:41 AM
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A lot depends on your location and what the temperatures were. "reasonably mild for a New England fall" doesn't tell us what the temperatures were. It's very possible your weather hasn't been warm enough for good germination.
 
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Old 11-17-19, 08:24 AM
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temps were reasonably mild for a New England fall.
Grass starts going dormant at soil temps below 55 degrees, I think it's just way too late to be growing seed in New England.
 
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Old 11-18-19, 06:57 PM
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I put down starter fertilizer and watered every day.
May not have been enough - seed needs to be kept moist but not damp and this usually means two or three light waterings a day.
 
 

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