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jetsfan68
04-18-2003, 12:27 PM
3 days ago it was sunny and 80- I overseeded the lawn and used some patchmaster on the basre spots- keeping things moist. Now a cold front came in and it dropped down to 40. looks to warm up again over the weekend- Will this ruin the seed?

Arnold
04-18-2003, 06:18 PM
It should be ok.

Green Pastures
04-18-2003, 06:29 PM
No, it'll be fine.

Haley Lawn Care
04-18-2003, 07:19 PM
I also have a problem. I done an aeration around the 1st of April and told the customer to keep it damp. Well we got 4 days of rain last week the 7th thru the 10th and now I am wondering if everything is dead because of rotting or whatever. Anyway the customer has not called about it. But the 12th is when I told them to look for some results. So if its all a washout or drowned because of rain they may think I done a poor job. But it is really mother natures fault. Anyway have any of you folks had similar things happen to you?

David :rolleyes:

LawnGuy73
04-22-2003, 09:43 AM
Nope.....You guys wil be fine.

John Gamba
04-22-2003, 11:40 AM
Always Tell The Customer About Mother Nature.
John

BRL
05-01-2003, 01:14 PM
John is right on! She is the boss. We are just hanging out in the environment she provides. We can manipulate a littler here & there, but ultimately it's in her hands. Have patience. Keep the seed beds moist now that they have been watered, don't allow them to dry out now & be patient.

jetsfan68
05-01-2003, 02:04 PM
you guys were right- At around day 9 the seeds started to germinate- Now little by little the bare spots are getting smaller- thanks to some rain- Now here is the next question- Since I power-seeded to fill in bare spots, I also have some weeds and other things popping up along with new grass. How long before I can apply something to thicken the lawn and control weeds and crabgrass??