Originally Posted by Frank0132
My back yard was just aerated and over seeded about a week ago and they said it would take around 7-10 days for the grass to grow. I live in PA and I have made sure to water it just about everyday to keep the areas moist. They used a mixture of rye and tall fescue but so far no grass. Does this generally take awhile longer and I just need to be patient? Also the other parts that were not seeded need to be cut, the company told me that I could cut the entire lawn even the areas that were seeded just as long as I did not use a bagger. I could cut it as long as I discharged the clipping back onto the yard. Does that sound right to you?
First of all, even if it were spring or summer, your grass would likely not be germinated yet. But it's fall, the temps are cooler, and the days are shorter. In other words, keep it moist and wait another week.
What's going to happen is that, all of the sudden, one day your going to see grass. You'll be surprised because it will seem to appear out of nowhere.
Regarding mowing... I wouldn't mow. It's late season. Let the new grass take hold a little better, then mow in the spring.