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Seasonal Tip

October, 2014
Mowing a New Lawn »
Newly planted grass is very delicate and easily damaged versus established grass in a mature lawn.

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What soil temperature range is best for seed germination and the growth of grass species?

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Soil temperature greatly influences many activities and reactions that take place in the soil. Seed germination is no exception. There is a distinct temperature range in which optimum grass germination and growth occur. The optimum range for germination and growth of cool season grasses (such as The RebelsĀ® Brand Tall Fescue Mix or Shade Mix for Tall Fescue Lawns) is approximately 60 to 80 degrees. The optimum temperatures for the growth of warm season grasses, like Bermudagrass, are between 70 and 90 degrees.



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