Overseeding, now - too late? #490638 - Ask Extension


Overseeding, now - too late? #490638

Asked October 17, 2018, 8:04 AM EDT

large pieces of my lawn have just disappeared. There are no remnants of a plant, just bare ground. I was thinking about using a slit seeder to take care of these bare areas and to go over the remainder of the yard. Is it too late in the year now to do that? If the seed did not come up would it come up in the spring? Any thoughts on this particular dilemma?

Wright County Minnesota

Expert Response

It is getting a little late to over seed, you like to have four to six weeks for the seed to germinate before a freeze. You might want to try dormant seeding in November if we don't have snow on the ground by then. You still want to have the seed/soil contact. Snow after the dormant seed is great.

Here is a reference on dormant seeding:https://extension.umn.edu/lawncare/dormant-seeding

Paul Wood Replied October 17, 2018, 2:33 PM EDT

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