Seeding in the middle of june in NY

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by suzook, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. suzook

    suzook LawnSite Member
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    Day 8...sorry for bad pics...its coming along!
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  2. RigglePLC

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    Looks excellent to me, Zooks. Keep the water coming--about 30 minutes each day. More if its hot, dry or windy.
    Start mowing soon as you can. Cut at two inches, as that causes the new grass to spread sideways. Let it dry for 24 hours before the first cut so the soil is firm enough to support the mower, let it dry for an hour afterward, (to avoid fungus in the cut leaf blades) . Then start irrigation.
     
  3. suzook

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    Now I have to hope this tropical storm/ hurricane by Friday doesn't destroy my progress. Any suggestions to protect the still not sprouted seed?
     
  4. suzook

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    Here it is first cut...I have a couple of areas that just dont want to fill in. I guess its coming along decent.
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  5. suzook

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    New update...yes you can grow grass in summer AND keep weeds out! Just gotta oversees to fill in some thin spots.
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  6. Ditta&Sons

    Ditta&Sons LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well done suzook
     
  7. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice job. The grass, landscaping, and pool all look like they have always been there.
     
  8. RigglePLC

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    Sweet! Nice going, Suzook. Shows you what careful planning and determined effort will do.

    By the way. First new lawn in my neighborhood looks to be nearly 100 percent crabgrass. For some reason they installed sprinkler irrigation last week; keeps the cg nice and green.

    Second new lawn where they hauled in topsoil and hired a guy to do it--a few grass seedlings and thousands of nutsedge plants came up. Now it looks like they have had it all sprayed with Roundup. I think they should have seeded again about mid-August. I don't know why they are waiting now. Its been cool and rainy.

    Third new lawn. Just weeds came up and they did almost nothing. The city stopped to take photographs. They explained the city ordinance that prohibits weeds taller than 12 inches and the associated fines. Limited in English language skills. Looks like they sprayed with Roundup (missing a few spots) and raked out most of the weeds--no sign of seed yet.
     

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