New grass seed - thin, and ground getting uneven!

I planted grass in a circular type area about 10' diameter, with "new" black dirt. The grass is coming up, but kind of sparse. We've had a lot of rain here (Zone 4, I believe), so dryness isn't a problem. In fact, the rain has "unevened" the surface, and I'm afraid ruts will form.
Since there is sparse grass coming up, is there any way to even the soil out now? Can I rake it out a little bit?
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From: "Airkings" <airkingsNO* snipped-for-privacy@ix.netcom.com Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2005 03:30:54 GMT Local: Thurs,Jun 9 2005 11:30 pm Subject: New grass seed - thin, and ground getting uneven!
"I planted grass in a circular type area about 10' diameter, with "new" black dirt. The grass is coming up, but kind of sparse. We've had a lot of rain here (Zone 4, I believe), so dryness isn't a problem. In fact, the rain has "unevened" the surface, and I'm afraid ruts will form.
Since there is sparse grass coming up, is there any way to even the soil out now? Can I rake it out a little bit? "
It might help if we knew what *KIND* of grass you planted. If it was fescue, which is a clump grass, it won't spread very much to fill in. If it was bluegrass, which spreads by rhizomes, it will probably be just fine. In any case, just leave it for a while and let it grow and see what happens. Fescue takes 21 days just to germinate, and bluegrass even longer. Patience, Grasshopper.
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