3 weeks no rain new seed (will it ever grow?)


LawnSite Senior Member
Hey guy it's been 3 weeks since i did all my aeration an overseeding here in Tenn.we haven't had the first drop or rain ,an i know my customers haven't even tried to help with watering .I've GOT my checks from them but,i'am beginning to worry if it will ever come up?I've been waiting to mow them (they don't really need it after this cold snap )but how long will it sit till it rots?any help ?


LawnSite Silver Member
lees lawn....--have no fear. a higher authority takes care of us in TENNESSEE. when it's time for the grass to grow, all will be rewarded.



Millenium Member
Same story here in NC, I gave instructions to them in writing and tell them both verbal and in writing that if they do not water it will not work or will take MUCH longer. Guess what? Today I spent much of the day doing follow-up and just looking at lawns, no mowing needed due to either lack of rain or recent aeration. Probably 50% have been watering, just look at the plugs, no erosion on the plugs = no watering. I had one guy tell me he had been watering the lawn, it crunched when I walked on it. When I pointed out the plugs looked like I just pulled them he started back stepping and changed his story.

I am sending emails and letters tomorrow to remind them one more time to water.