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Old 06-22-2009, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by avguy View Post

Once it's leveled (hopefully this weekend) it will be seeded & covered w/straw. I have irrigation as well. Thanks
If you want to minimize your weeds, don't use straw. If you use straw, get it from an erosion supply house. Their straw usually has been sterilized.

If I were you, I would run the irrigation twice a day for 5-10 minutes in each zone to keep the seed bed moist without over-watering and getting runoff.

As you start to get establishment, cut back to watering once a day, then every other, etc....

Also, I don't know too much about burmuda seed, but, if you can, I would rent a slit-seeder from a rental shop. Set it to half the rate and seed it at least 2 different directions, and then overseed.

Don't forget to fertilize, and don't spray any herbicide until it's mowed at least 4 times.
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