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When is the best time of year to reseed my lawn? The weeds and spurge are out of control. Should I rototill the lawn to remove all the weeds first?

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A good time to do this is from August 15 to September 5.  This allows the grass to germinate and get to the 3-4 leaf stage which is big enough to get through the winter.  The late fall seeding for spring germination works better for  legumes such as alfalfa and clover.  It does not work as well for grass. The next best option is to seed in April.  Eliminating weeds before seeding is also a good idea.   

Posted on 22 Oct 2007

Shawn Olsen
County Director, Agriculture Davis County

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