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Saturday - October 23, 2010

From: Pittsburgh, PA
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Topic: Grasses or Grass-like
Title: Planting turf grass in PA
Answered by: Anne Bossart

QUESTION:

Is it too late to plant new grass in mid October in Pittsburg? Should I wait until Spring at this point?

ANSWER:

It really depends on what kind of weather you have been having.  If the soil is still warm enough to facilitate germination, fall is an ideal time to plant grass seed.

We recommend you contact your local argricultural extension office to get this advice.

 

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