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Old 05-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #31
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I guessed that. The seed still has to be on or just under the surface. If it gets tilled 3x4 inches down and manages to germinate, the tender shoots will not make it to the surface and will likely croak.

It is just like planting veges and different depths depending on the seed. But turf seed requires shallow sowing.
yeah. i was thinking of mixing it in my wheel barrow. then laying it at about 1/2"ish layer. that sound ok ?

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yeah. i was thinking of mixing it in my wheel barrow. then laying it at about 1/2"ish layer. that sound ok ?
Usually seed is distributed on the prepped topsoil surface, then top dressed, then all rolled with a half full roller to press the layers together.
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Old 05-12-2013, 11:12 PM   #33
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The best luck I've had is the old standard way. Bulk grass seed from a nursery, or feed & seed store, sown liberally on the soil and covered with about 1/4" of loose soil. I then water it twice daily till it germinates and emerges, then once daily until it's well-rooted. Then every 3-4 days for the rest of the first year (depending on weather conditions).

Personally, I think Scott's Seed is a bit over-rated, and definitely over-priced. And I've never had much satisfaction when fiddling with some of their trendy stuff.

I always seem to go back to the old way.
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:23 PM   #34
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well. my stuff is growing. i just checked it and watered. it is about 1/2" tall. its very hard to see, its hidden by the brighter paper mulch. but there is grass growing there.
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Anyone have any luck with Scotts grass seed?


I second the comment about buying bulk seed from the feed store. I haven tried the new Tractor Supply Company store yet but have had good luck with our local McDowell & Walker store. There are some very knowlegible folks in those places.

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