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Old 08-12-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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When is "fall"?


I live in Charlotte, NC, and I am going to aerate and overseed my lawn.

Everyone knows the best time to do this is early fall. But exactly when is that? Should I wait until 9/21?

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Old 08-14-2008, 07:09 PM   #2
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When is "fall"?


What kind of lawn?

Fall is generally when the summer temps break and start getting a little more rain. Soil temps in the root zone will stay several degrees warmer than the air temp when fall arrives so even though it seems cold to us outside, the roots will continue to grow as long as the soil temp stays in the fifties.

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Old 08-15-2008, 05:00 PM   #3
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When is "fall"?


Call/email your state's local agriculture extension office; they can give you info you need.
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http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/index.php?page=countycenters
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Old 08-15-2008, 05:53 PM   #4
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When is "fall"?


I like to do it in early to mid Sept. for fescue/bluegrass mix. I sometimes have to water it a little if the fall rains haven't started yet, but it gets off to a good start before winter sets in.

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Old 08-15-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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When is "fall"?


I've lived in the Charlotte area for 11 years and I still couldn't tell you when I'd consider it to be fall here. It will be in the 90s forever then one day it will be low 70s during the day for weeks but I can never remember when that is.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:15 PM   #6
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When is "fall"?


I'd check with a local garden center --they would know when to consider it fall.

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