Seed vs rate vs prep

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by RigglePLC, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    I overseeded (with his OK)September 27th, on my neighbor's big bare patch where a tree was taken out. Last year's overseeding was taken out by the heat.

    He never waters. I seeded the right side (top photo) at three times the usual rate and did no preparation at all. I seeded the left side at the regular rate, and raked it three times with a grass rake, (lower photo--before raking). I used Pennington Sun and Shade, 64 percent rye.
    Weather has been dry. Temps about 70 day/50 night. No sign of new grass, after 5 days. We got a tenth-inch of rain today.

    Naturally, I took pictures.

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  2. MikeInMKE

    MikeInMKE LawnSite Member
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    Bookmarked!

    (Love your experiments!)
     
  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd be happy for a tenth of an inch of rain... we did get fog until mid-morning yesterday, but it looks like we go into frost without moisture and a couple days of dessicating winds... the outlooks is getting downright ugly...

    This subscribes the thread... :)
     

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