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Old 10-17-2007, 08:34 PM
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Greeeeaaaaatttttt News!!

Nobody could possibly be happier than I am right now as I am here in southeast Missouri standing at my back door in pouring rain, casually watching the 600 lbs of fescue I planted a week ago wash down the hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that the greatest news!!!!!!!! [obvious sarcasm]
I COULD NOT BE F'N HAPPIER!!!!!
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:01 PM
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Sorry, I just needed to let off a little steam about that.........Anybody have any idea of what to do now?
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:05 PM
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Was the seed insured?
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:06 PM
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seed again once the rain stops. Really about all you can do. One thing I really try hard to do is water in thoroughly right after overseeding so that the process can begin. I guess I always hope that it will help your problem from becoming mine.
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:07 PM
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Sorry, scott. Couldn't help myself.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:02 PM
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On jobs like this I try to seed only 1/3 to 2/3 of the seed and then go back and overseed later if I don't get a good enough catch. If I do get a good catch I keep the seed for the next job. I also throw some wheat down to hold back the seed some. Course 2 weeks ago I was doing a lawn and we got a sudden downpour and I mean downpour when I had about a 1/3 done. First the wind blew most of the seed away then the rain took the rest away. I just started over the next day as if I had never been there. I've been afraid to go back to see how it looks. Maybe tomorrow.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:20 PM
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I'm not really sure how much damage has been done. I have never seeded a brand new yard from the very beginning before. This is a new house with a yard started from nothing. I bought a 2 acre wooded hillside and built the house. 2 weeks ago there was nothing but dirt that had been tilled and box bladed. The new grass is actually coming up quite well in many places. I don't know if all of the rain we are having will damage the grass that is already coming up or not. I do see ruts in the mud on the hillside already and I think it is suppose to continue to rain all night here. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:31 PM
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look at it as your own contribution of stimulating your local econmy when you buy more seed.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:32 PM
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Blow straw if you decide to redo it, sounds like you didnt use any.
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Old 10-18-2007, 12:41 AM
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600 lbs of seed? Must be a big lawn. I'll pay for the seed if you can send me 5 inches of rain tomorrow, and another 5 inches of rain in a couple of days. Thanks in advance.
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