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Old 06-10-2013, 06:27 PM   #76
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Ideally you don't water at night but if you have no choice then water when you can. Maybe before you leave for work then as soon as you get home. The weather will dictate how much and the frequency. The straw will help keep the soil moist. The key is to not let the soil dry out.
I would do it around 6pm.

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:34 PM   #77
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I would do it around 6pm.
That will do. There's still some daylight left. Watering at night is bad because it can promote fungus and mold growth. With new seed you have to keep the soil damp so the seed and new grass doesn't dry out and die. Good luck!
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That will do. There's still some daylight left. Watering at night is bad because it can promote fungus and mold growth. With new seed you have to keep the soil damp so the seed and new grass doesn't dry out and die. Good luck!
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Were supposed to get some strong storms with high winds tomorrow afternoon. I still have the straw over the grass seed. what to do if it all blows away?
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Should I have added more topsoil or will this look OK after it all fills in? I didn't want to add topsoil and have it look too high.


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How long before adding more grass seed to the spots that have no grass here?
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If you have large spots without grass, add the seed now. The thinner spots should fill in as the new grass grows and spreads. If the grass has grown to 3+ inches and the straw is still there, I would get rid of it now.
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If you have large spots without grass, add the seed now. The thinner spots should fill in as the new grass grows and spreads. If the grass has grown to 3+ inches and the straw is still there, I would get rid of it now.
Your saying to get rid of the straw now ? The spots are not large, but I guess once I take out the straw that will tell me how it really looks. The grass is about 3 inches. What would happen if I leave the straw there. It had only been 2 weeks.
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In my opinion the straw starts to smother the new grass. You can wait if you feel more comfortable and if your weather is going to be hot and sunny. As I recall your ability to water is limited.
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In my opinion the straw starts to smother the new grass. You can wait if you feel more comfortable and if your weather is going to be hot and sunny. As I recall your ability to water is limited.
It is going to be hot the next week. I can water easily.
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If it was my lawn, I would pull up the straw now.
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If it was my lawn, I would pull up the straw now.
Let me post some pics after I take the straw out. There are a lot of bare spots still. Do I add more seed in that case and then let the seeds sit out without being covered with straw?
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Yes you can leave the new seed uncovered. Just keep it watered.
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