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Old 08-06-2013, 03:46 PM
Nullqwerty Nullqwerty is offline
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Sprinkler Goof -- Should I Reseed?

Hey folks,

I planted grass seed for a new lawn on Sunday. I setup my above ground sprinklers and was quite confident of my future success. Unfortunately I came home yesterday right after the last watering of the day. It appears the sprinkler stopped spinning, leaving one 10'x10' of my lawn dry, and another 3'x10' area puddled. Probably happened during all 3 waterings yesterday.

How sensitive is brand new grass seed? Should I assume the grass seed dies in the area that went dry and the area that got over-watered? Should I go out and buy more grass seed and reseed those areas? Or, is one day no biggie and I should be fine?

(p.s. in the mean time I threw out the faulty sprinkler and replaced it with another...unfortunately I had to walk on the lawn to do so.)
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:36 PM
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I think you are correct. One day is not that important. It happens in nature all the time--rain and no rain after grass seed falls to the ground under natural conditions.
My are OK.
You are right to set up an automatic sprinkler system even if above ground. Place a coffee mug on the ground to help judge how much water you are applying--and how much rain you had.
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