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I learned my lesson on planting grass seeds

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Merkava_4, May 12, 2011.

  1. Merkava_4

    Merkava_4 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,280

    The lesson learned is don't put too much seed down in one area. If you do, the grass grows up
    into a mess of dense fine strands that look more like moss than grass. The grass strands are
    too week to stand up on their own; so then they just fall over and prevent the water from
    getting to their own roots. The closest way I can describe it to you is if you've ever seen
    soggy alfalfa sprouts, they look similar to that. However,the grass seed that I planted
    more sparingly over a larger area, grew up into strong healthy blades.
  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,443

    It's called "damping off" They are too crowded and basically rot.

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