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Old 06-07-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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I heard it's best to freeze grass seed before spreading ?
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Had seed delivered in 50 lb bags. Right off the truck & spread on the field. Worked great. I have never heard of freezing before applying.

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I heard it's best to freeze grass seed before spreading ?
It also helps to freeze the water before watering.
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It also helps to freeze the water before watering.
THis will only work if the ground is frozen first
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There are certain seeds you need to freeze or refigerate first, if they were not planted before winter set in for germination to start. Grass seeds are not one of those.
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There are certain seeds you need to freeze or refigerate first, if they were not planted before winter set in for germination to start. Grass seeds are not one of those.
Correct, but seed still needs to be stored in a cool, dry area for best germination.
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Aw heck, sow it on top of the snow. It stays cold & is watered as it germinates by the melting snow. A true "green" application.
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Aw heck, sow it on top of the snow. It stays cold & is watered as it germinates by the melting snow. A true "green" application.
I actually had a local garden center guy tell me to do just that! He said also that the seed would get down into the cracks that would open up as the soil thawed out

I did not take his advise.
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I actually had a local garden center guy tell me to do just that! He said also that the seed would get down into the cracks that would open up as the soil thawed out

I did not take his advise.
Actually, it's not bad advice. It's called frost seeding. Done on top of the last snow of the season just before a warmup.
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Never heard of freezing the seed first. Never tryed it.

Why would ya want to plant grass seed.

Just means any spare time you have now will be later spent mowing the stuff.

Haven't mowed my yard in 28 years. No yard left, it is like a forest preserve.

I'll be ride'n my scooter while you're ride'n your lawn mower.

Never heard of a good lookin' woman ask to ride on the back of a mower.

Oh, wait a minute, "grass" seed, now I get it.
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Actually, it's not bad advice. It's called frost seeding. Done on top of the last snow of the season just before a warmup.
Well,I sort of thought the same, but then again , well , the snow all melted before I bought the seed.
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Well,I sort of thought the same, but then again , well , the snow all melted before I bought the seed.
You can also have good luck without snow, if you've got a couple hard freeze thaw cycles still to come. Only trouble there is the birds will pick up a lot of the seed.
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Talked to our two lawn installers.

Stu's Lawns of Distinction and Marte's Organic Lawns.

They both say they have never done this. They didn't say not to but they said they never did.

No woman gonna say "That's a hot mower you goat there, how about a ride. Stop mowing and let's go ridin'. I hear my scooter calling me now.

Let's ride.

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