Great- now what?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by jetsfan68, Apr 18, 2003.

  1. jetsfan68

    jetsfan68 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    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?
     
  2. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Posts: 194

    It should be ok.
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    No, it'll be fine.
     
  4. Haley Lawn Care

    Haley Lawn Care LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 119

    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:
     
  5. LawnGuy73

    LawnGuy73 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,945

    Nope.....You guys wil be fine.
     
  6. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Posts: 10,812

    Always Tell The Customer About Mother Nature.
    John
     
  7. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,211

    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.
     
  8. jetsfan68

    jetsfan68 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    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??
     

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