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August 9, 1996

August the time to seed lawns, Purdue turf expert says

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- August is the best time to reseed lawns, says Purdue turf expert Zac Reicher.

"People in the northern third of Indiana should plant grass seed around Aug. 15," Reicher said. "For the middle third of the state, the third week in August is the best time, and for the southernmost third of the state, the best time is the fourth week in August or even the first week in September."

According to Reicher, planting turf grass seed in August offers several advantages:

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Source: Zac Reicher, (765) 494-9737; Internet,

Writer: Steve Tally, (765) 494-9809; home, (765) 463-4355; Internet,

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