Watering grass blends with different germination times. When to cut back?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by TexRob, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. TexRob

    TexRob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Hi folks. 7 days ago I finished my seeding and overseeding process of Scott's Pure Premium Kentucky Blue/Tall Fescue blend. I won't bore you with the details, but I did all the cultivating, topsoil, straw, fertilizer, etc. After 5-6 days of living by my sprinklers, I have a pretty heavy cover that appeared yesterday, and now today I see chutes almost everywhere after 7 days. So, things are going well for my first foray into seeding (just bought the house 6 months ago). My question is one I can't seem to find the answer to. When do you stop watering 2-3 times a day if it's a blend like this? Am I going to harm the TF if I keep watering heavily waiting for the KBG to come up? Or should I cut back on the watering now? I also see wildly varying times for germination for KBG, some say 14-30, some say 9-20. I'm hoping I'm ideal, in which case in 2 days I could start seeing KBG if that 9-20 is true.

    Any tips?


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