Seed April 26

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RigglePLC, May 6, 2012.

  1. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    The h.o. really should get out there with a hose... the midwest is dry now and shall continue dry, plus hot now, with little chance of relief... I'm glad I planted as early as I did for the Springtime seeding... :)
     
  2. RigglePLC

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    New grass is a bit dry, 77 degrees as a high.

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  3. RigglePLC

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    The soil temp when this grass was seeded on April 26,2012 was 49.8 at the nearest Enviro-weather station --about 10 miles away. Temps hi of 55 and low of 34 that day.
    There was light rain last night.

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  4. Smallaxe

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    My dormant seeding came in a lot better than that hydroseeding did... they are going to lose the lawn if they don't water soon...
     
  5. RigglePLC

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    Getting slowly better and thicker. But 82 degrees and dry today. No rain predicted.

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  6. Duekster

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    water water
     
  7. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
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    Keep the updates coming! I'm curious to see the results. If it was seeded with just a Perennial Ryegrass, it should have all come up a bit quicker. This leads me to believe that there might be some fescue or blue in the mix as they take longer to come up. If that were my lawn, I'd pound it with Anderson's 12-24-12 Starter Fertilizer with Siduron at the heaviest rate on the label. Then, I'd watch it fill in like gangbusters!
     
  8. RigglePLC

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    Here is the result; 91 degrees and no rain, likely slowed by lack of water. Perhaps any tiny newly emerged seed would be killed by todays conditions

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  9. Smallaxe

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    It will be fun to show the pictures to the h.o., when he complains to the lawnguy, that the grass didn't grow, and the lawnguy OWES the ho a FREE do-over... Perhaps you could sell them to the LCO... :)

    Amazing how people can come home and look at the lawn turn to desert, day after day, and not take a moment to set out a sprinkler or something...
     
  10. RigglePLC

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    This new grass is doing a bit better today. Lucky break...again. Grass had 6 tenths of an inch of rain 2 days ago. Temp is 74 today. Not really owner occupied. I see no sign of a hose. I think color is fairly good...perhaps was fertilized at time of seeding...perhaps a dark green type of seed.

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