Bird pressure and overseeding

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bolson32
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Bird pressure and overseeding

Post by bolson32 » November 21st, 2021, 9:37 am

Hey Guys,

I'm going to dormant overseed with KBG and TTTF yet this fall(you can save the arguments about how it's not ideal). And I'm wondering if you guys have bird pressure that's worth worrying about when you overseed into established lawn. I'm trying to time it as late and close to snow as possible, but it's getting cold and I'm thinking Wednesday this week might just be late enough, although there's no appreciable snow in the forecast. I'd like to do it BEFORE the snow so I can really target the bare spots.

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Re: Bird pressure and overseeding

Post by turf_toes » November 21st, 2021, 10:58 am

I’d suggest waiting until just before it snows.

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Re: Bird pressure and overseeding

Post by bpgreen » November 21st, 2021, 11:52 pm

I agree with turf toes. I try to seed the day before the first big snow of the season.

Success is still pretty hit or miss. I live in the desert and depend on natural precipitation, so I take what I get.

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Re: Bird pressure and overseeding

Post by bolson32 » November 22nd, 2021, 11:12 pm

Okay, thanks for the feedback guys. I'll keep an eye on the weather and try to time it within a day or two of the first big snow.

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