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Greeeeaaaaatttttt News!!

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by scottm1, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Messages: 109

    Nobody could possibly be happier than I am right now as I am here in southeast Missouri standing at my back door in pouring rain, casually watching the 600 lbs of fescue I planted a week ago wash down the hill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that the greatest news!!!!!!!! [obvious sarcasm]
  2. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Messages: 109

    Sorry, I just needed to let off a little steam about that.........Anybody have any idea of what to do now?
  3. mow town

    mow town LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Was the seed insured?
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    seed again once the rain stops. Really about all you can do. One thing I really try hard to do is water in thoroughly right after overseeding so that the process can begin. I guess I always hope that it will help your problem from becoming mine.
  5. mow town

    mow town LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Sorry, scott. Couldn't help myself.
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,910

    On jobs like this I try to seed only 1/3 to 2/3 of the seed and then go back and overseed later if I don't get a good enough catch. If I do get a good catch I keep the seed for the next job. I also throw some wheat down to hold back the seed some. Course 2 weeks ago I was doing a lawn and we got a sudden downpour and I mean downpour when I had about a 1/3 done. First the wind blew most of the seed away then the rain took the rest away. I just started over the next day as if I had never been there. I've been afraid to go back to see how it looks. Maybe tomorrow.
  7. scottm1

    scottm1 LawnSite Member
    from Mo
    Messages: 109

    I'm not really sure how much damage has been done. I have never seeded a brand new yard from the very beginning before. This is a new house with a yard started from nothing. I bought a 2 acre wooded hillside and built the house. 2 weeks ago there was nothing but dirt that had been tilled and box bladed. The new grass is actually coming up quite well in many places. I don't know if all of the rain we are having will damage the grass that is already coming up or not. I do see ruts in the mud on the hillside already and I think it is suppose to continue to rain all night here. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
  8. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,903

    look at it as your own contribution of stimulating your local econmy when you buy more seed.
  9. big_country

    big_country LawnSite Member
    Messages: 118

    Blow straw if you decide to redo it, sounds like you didnt use any.
  10. DuallyVette

    DuallyVette LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,610

    600 lbs of seed? Must be a big lawn. I'll pay for the seed if you can send me 5 inches of rain tomorrow, and another 5 inches of rain in a couple of days. Thanks in advance.

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