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In establishment of lawn seeding, cool season grasses is one of the most important factors. The correct time to seed the cool-season grasses lies between august 25 and October 1. The grasses which are seeded around the Labor Day grows up fast and its growth is completed before the start of winter and these type of lawns produces a thick appearance.
The lawns that are seeded in late summer are mostly preferred because during late summer the temperature is warm and it is good enough to promote the rapid generation and growth of lawns. Young seedlings are mostly developed and grow at the cool temperatures. Shorter days of the fall were the ideal situation for the young seedling grasses to grow and develop.
It would be extremely difficult to maintain the cool-season grasses during spring season. During the time of establishment also there were so many problems because of growth of weed or excessive crab grass. During summer the time of summer irrigations in order to prevent the moisture stresses. During summer there should be a constant watering. But the constant watering led to the increase in the amount of pythium damping off and brown patch.
In mid-winter season the sod of Kentucky bluegrass or tall fescue cannot be installed because the ground is frozen at that time. During extreme heat and drought conditions which would happen during summer the sod of Kentucky bluegrass should be cut and laid. If the turf grasses are to be seeded in drought conditions means the turf grass seed should be kept under moist and cool conditions.
Most people prefer the seed because it was less expensive than sod. Although the seeds are less expensive the establishment is more risky in growing seeds than sods. There are chances for soil erosion because the time required to germinate the seed are more. By using the sod, it reduces the use of more amounts of pesticide and nutrient contamination.
During the first year of establishment the seeding requires the weed control otherwise the seeds become thin. But sodding has the ability to compete with the viable weed seed that was already present on the soil.
The soil in which the seeding are required should be prepared and maintained well and the land is should be leveled.
The high quality sod should be chosen because it would grow actively. Sods should not remain on pallet for more than a hours because the sods are perishable. The sod pieces should be rolled tightly against each other.
Seedbed should be kept moist and there should be a depth of 1 to 2 inches until germination occurs. The soil should not be over irrigated because it stops the growth of root.
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