I think you're right about the heat. Everything else you put down is still good... I would wait until the weather gets down to highs of 70 and re-seed, then rake it in and water. It's possible that the seed you already put down will germinate, but I don't think you can count on that.The only thing I think the seed won't germinate is because its too hot outside. 85 to 90 degrees. I thought the sun would help but I guess it doesn't. I probably spent a thousand so far on topsoil, seed, fertilizer, and straw. I think I'm going to wait until the fall like October, and get some sod. It sells for 65 cents a square foot. I need about a thousand square feet. So that's another $650 I'll have to spend.
Right... that was the learning experience for me - you don't necessarily need more water for new seed than for an established lawn, but it has to be frequent small waterings rather than periodic deep waterings because it's the top 1/4" of soil that matters rather than the entire root zone of the established grass plants.He waters in the morning and evening. We are on wells so he can't go over board on the water.
Tonight the sun went down before 8:00pm here.This is good info, thanks guys. I have some bare areas to seed, it's tempting to start now, but I think the smart move is to wait until we're past the peak summer heat. I can't bring myself to already use the word fa..... fa...... The season that comes after summer.
One of my lawn customers in Olney, Md, has her house for sale. They built on to the house years ago, so it wouldn't pass code for the septic now. They finished putting in 9 drain fields and a new tank and grading, 3 weeks ago. There are 3 big green domes in her front yard now. I had to go mow around the perimeter yesterday. All of the seed, under straw, is up and should have been mowed. The landscaper said to give it another month.In another month it will be hay. Don, she is only 10-15 miles from you, right on Georgia avenue, in Brookeville. I know she is watering, I don't know how much. My neighbor did a bunch of grading and put in new soil and seed. He gets potting soil, puts the seed down, then sprinkles the potting soil over the seed. His is up in a little over a week and ready to mow in two weeks. He waters in the morning and evening. We are on wells so he can't go over board on the water. I know my neighbor is using K31 for seed. I don't know what my lawn customer's landscaper is using. I've never had that kind of success seeding, Joe.
I have grass growing well where my big stump was. I have watered up to 3 times a day in the heat.
I hauled the trailer around and finished picking up storm debris along with trimmings from some shrubs.
This is the second load of this size. My lawn was a mess
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Do you know what “Rels” stands for? Hint, the R is Robert. I used to hang out at his brothers gas station, the Shell, in Cloverly. My best friend’s mom lives on Norbeck and his grandparents used to live in the apartment over Red Door Country Store. I bet we know some of the same people. Dr Van OggTrop lived a couple streets over from you. Really nice folks.I'm 3 miles south of Olney off Georgia Ave. I just got back from shopping at the Harris Teeter grocery store that's in Olney. I bet we crossed each other's path today. If I knew you were going I would have met you.
The seeding I did on my lawn I mixed with that leaf grow stuff at Rels and it still didn't do anything. I will get some sod at Rels on Layhill Road this fall and just sod it.
OK, this has been charming but I'm calling BS on the name "Dr. Van Ogg Trop!" Sounds like a Marvel super-villain's alter ego.Do you know what “Rels” stands for? Hint, the R is Robert. I used to hang out at his brothers gas station, the Shell, in Cloverly. My best friend’s mom lives on Norbeck and his grandparents used to live in the apartment over Red Door Country Store. I bet we know some of the same people. Dr Van OggTrop lived a couple streets over from you. Really nice folks.
He was an old Dr we did tree work for. I may have spelled his name wrong, but they were super people. He and his wife would bring you in for lunch, no matter how dirty you were. They were Dutch descendents. His wife gave me an 1800’s Dutch coin, about the size of a Silver Dollar. I’m sure they both passed before the computer age, but I’m going to do a search to see what I can find.OK, this has been charming but I'm calling BS on the name "Dr. Van Ogg Trop!" Sounds like a Marvel super-villain's alter ego.