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Hey Lawn Nuts,

The weather the last two months in northeast Illinois has been crazy. September was super dry, almost no rain at all. Then October was a record month for rain. We have had over 9.5 inches of rain so far.

The question it too late to plant some dense shade seed (tall fescue mix, newer cultivars for shady areas) now?

The weather was cold this morning and looking cold over the next 10 days with highs in the mid 40's.



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The recommended time to seed in your area would be 01aug to 01 Sept. The problem is that once the seed germinates and start growing (~14days) it still needs to develop roots to survive the winter. We are almost at 01Nov. The chance to survival is very low with seeding now. Laying sod on the other hand is still good.
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