Fall Season Overseeding While Still In Play

We are into the heavy play season for the football and soccer fields. Ideally the turf you have in place will make it through the season. However, this is not likely where it is not possible to regulate the play. Therefore consider broadcasting seed in the thinner areas of the fields on a weekly basis through out the fall. Let the players press the seed into the soil with their shoes. As the season progresses and the night temperatures dip into the 40’s consider using some of the new cool temperature germinating turf grass varieties. We have seen these grasses germinate as late as early December (contact your seed supplier and request information on these varieties). In the late fall it is our practice to uses these low temperature germinating varieties in conjunction with our normal seed. In the spring you will be surprised at the results verses doing nothing and having very thin turf.