Greeeeaaaaatttttt News!!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scottm1, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Posts: 109

    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!!!!!
     
  2. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Posts: 109

    Sorry, I just needed to let off a little steam about that.........Anybody have any idea of what to do now?
     
  3. mow town

    mow town LawnSite Member
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    Was the seed insured?
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,085

    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.
     
  5. mow town

    mow town LawnSite Member
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    Sorry, scott. Couldn't help myself.
     
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    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.
     
  7. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Posts: 109

    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.
     
  8. look at it as your own contribution of stimulating your local econmy when you buy more seed.
     
  9. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
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    Blow straw if you decide to redo it, sounds like you didnt use any.
     
  10. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,069

    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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