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    I purchased some Black Beauty grass seed to overseed my lawn.* The garden center where I got it says it's a perennial and can be put down now, but my hardware store lawn person says it's an annual and I should wait until spring.:?* I'm in Massachusetts. Thanks

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    Hi Lily,

    I found Black Beauty info that says it's a tall fescue.* Tall fescues are perennial and can be sown now.* Fall is a great time to seed a lawn.
    http://www.carrollgardens.com/fs_blkbeauty.asp
    http://www.jonathangreen.com/blackbeauty.html
    http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/turfSpecies...oolFrames.html

    Newt

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    Hi Newt,

    Thanks for the great info. I'm off to take advantage of this beautiful fall day and overseed the lawn. I'll let you know how it grows! Lily

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    Lily, you are so very welcome!* I didn't realize you were doing the entire lawn.* I was thinking you were just doing some spots.* Are you doing core aeration too?

    Newt

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    *I* planted my new Black Beauty Lawn Sept 1st and it looks awesome.
    It was not cheap. Hopefully it will stand up to its guarantee. I plan to fertilize with a Winterizer around Thanksgiving.
    *

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    Hi Md.Stamen,

    'Black Beauty' is a tall fescue. This site says at the bottom of the page under 'Fertility':
    http://www.turf.uiuc.edu/turfSpecies/Tallfescue.html

    Fertility medium, will tolerate low fertility, 2 to 4 lb N/1000 sq.ft./year
    If you fertilized when you planted and amended the soil with organics such as compost, you might want to re-think that.

    Newt

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    Quote Originally Posted by lily View Post
    I purchased some Black Beauty grass seed to overseed my lawn.* The garden center where I got it says it's a perennial and can be put down now, but my hardware store lawn person says it's an annual and I should wait until spring.:?* I'm in Massachusetts. Thanks
    I think you should wait spring to do this. It is the best season for grass to grow. However, if you want to install artificial grass, this is not a problem.

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    I agree with Artiturf.. summer is the best season to grow a grass...

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