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Grass seed for lawn

Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:51 pm

Ok I an going crazy here :!: I have the disk and now I want to rip everything up :!: Tommrow I am going to disk up the front and back yard level and grade everything. I did not realise I so upset with the yard till I started fixing a bad spot in the pasture.

So my question is what kind of grass seed should I get. Between TSC and home depo there are at least ten different lawn seeds. I mow with the cub and run the four wheeler all over. So I need somthing that can handle being a road. I was allways of the feeling its grass it will grow back :!:

Billy

Thu Mar 23, 2006 4:27 pm

Many school systems use 80% Tall Fescue/20% Kentucky Bluegrass mixture for their ball fields. Don't fertilize it!

Here's lots of info from the experts in your area. http://www.turf.msu.edu/docs/E2912.pdf

Thu Mar 23, 2006 5:40 pm

Wow that is all you need to know about grass in Michigan and then some. Very good source for Cowboy.

Bill

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:26 pm

Awesome Thanks Carl

Just what I needed :!: Makes me wonder how well some of the other grass seed mixes are for michigan :?:

Billy

Thu Mar 23, 2006 7:37 pm

That fescue/bluegrass mix is the smae thing we use in Mo. It stnads the cold and dry pretyt good. Does need to be planted pretyt thick though if you wnat it to look nice right away. If you plnat it thin it will clump, and be slow to fill in.

Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:20 pm

I would suggest Buffalo grass for the lawn (not pasture) if the weather gets warm enough. Never needs mowing unless you are into the golf green look. Very drought resistent. Likes clay soul. Does not like sandy soils. I have started mine with plugs and seed. Both are expensive. I generally start plants in flats with seed after I have planted my tomato plants. Warm weather grass. Reproduces by seed and by runners. Not as aggressive as zosia. The only time I like to mow is when I need hay or mulch. Or tractor time.

Richard for Litthe Indy
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