Lawn seed over Snow???


Old 01-11-11, 09:00 AM
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Lawn seed over Snow???

Anybody recommend broadcasting grass seed over snow. I have heard of this but never tried it.
Seems like a good procedure since the snow is fresh and one could see where and how the seeds are placed.
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Old 01-11-11, 10:31 AM
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Never heard of it, but my thought is, the birds would eat them, since it's hard for them to find food when snow's on the ground.
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It is a very good way. The darker seed absorbs heat and melts its way down through the snow to the ground.
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The melting snow helps carry the seed into the ground

We do it here quite a bit - we call it seeding the snow
Old 01-11-11, 12:29 PM
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I would think one problem might be if you get heavy rain before the seed can germinate.
Old 01-31-11, 10:48 AM
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i think that idea's pretty amazing. at first i didn't thought it would work but the feedback was positive so i'm going to try it myself

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