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New grass seed and Frost

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Dec 31, 2006
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New grass seed and Frost

I put down some new grass seed about 3 weeks ago, and it is just germinating now. We are expecting frost in the next few days, so I was wondering if I should be concerned.
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Nov 7, 2006
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I did the same :( but apparently the frost should not harm the seedlings. it won't germinate if it's too cold though. ;)
Deal Fanatic
Mar 21, 2002
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REP wrote:
Oct 9th, 2009 6:01 pm
We are expecting frost in the next few days, so I was wondering if I should be concerned.
Absolutely not since there's absolutely nothing that you can do about it. Don't waste worry on things you have no control over.
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Mar 29, 2002
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its fine; it will just stay dormant till spring. I just overseeded,fertilized and top dressed my lawn today
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Dec 31, 2006
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woof wrote:
Oct 10th, 2009 3:00 pm
Don't waste worry on things you have no control over.
Woof, you're right. I can't control whether we get frost or not, but I do reserve the right to do what I can to make sure my seeding efforts have the best outcome.

I was asking since I could cover the area overnight to prevent the seeds or newly germinated grass from freezing. I'm just not familiar if the frost would kill the new grass or not, so I came here to find out.

Thanks Neoborn and Hesp. I think you've answered my question.
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Mar 21, 2002
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Sorry REP, I assumed that this was a large area you were talking about where covering it would not be feasible.

Although I can't answer your question I will say that I never seed in the fall out of concern for this. Also I worry that when I power rake in the spring any new seedlings may not be well rooted and might get damaged in the process. So, I fertilize in the fall, power rake in the spring and then re-seed if necessary immediately after that.
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