I recently seeded my lawn with top soil, seed (lesco double eagle rye blend), and covered with hay. I watered twice a day unless raining and have germination of 1.0-1.5 inches of thin hair like grass. 2 questions:
How often should I water,every day, or every few days with longer water durations?
When should I remove the hay? Heard conflicting views- some say remove as soon as germination occurs, some say wait until 1st cut, when grass is 3 inches.