Central Indiana seems to be well saturated. Rainfall is regulating and lawns are rebounding. But some lawns have damage. They were stressed beyond their limits. Now that cooler temperatures and at least a little rain is back, it’s critical to help turf recover. Though we’re approaching the optimum seeding window in the northern 2/3rds of Indiana, most effective recovery will be through fertilizing until the grass stops growing in early to mid November. Overseeding with Kentucky bluegrass now should allow for germination and maturation before winter. As will overseeding with perennial ryegrass, but questionable disease and drought tolerance in this grass make it a poor long-term solution. Tall fescue areas probably won’t require reseeding because of its drought-tolerance, but seeding immediately should allow enough time for germination and maturation to the point of withstanding winter stress.
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