Will Grass Seed Take This Time Of Year?

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I had some trees removed and the stumps ground up, so now I've got bare ground. I'm thinking of seeding it but wonder if it will take. The weather is cooling off...

Thoughts?

Thank you,

Arnie

I just pulled out a shed, brought in 3-4 pickup trucks full of dirt and installed a fire pit at my personal residence. I planted grass about a week ago and it took off pretty well. My biggest problem is that it is under two large trees and the grass has a hard time growing.

Out here it's a better time to plant than summer, because the heat is less intense and the new grass is less likely to burn. I guess it depends on how fast winter is setting in up there this year. You might call a local garden center and see what they think?

Or, just put some seed down. It's not expensive and it might take- if not, at least the birds will thank you over the winter!

@Arnie Guida  

It's a great time of year. Here's a timely article for you by a Wisconsin Master gardener in Portage County.  Also, be sure that you remove the stump grindings where you intend to plant. You'll need to improve the soil conditions so the seed has enough nutrients.

http://www.wiscnews.com/portagedailyregister/news/local/columnists/article_055ea348-84e1-59fd-8826-1221e856df12.html

Late Summer/Autumn is a great time to plant.  The roots have plenty of time to get started before the ground freezes. 
My gardener often seeds just before the snow falls to fill in bare spots.  They sprout in the Spring once the ground thaws.

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