Patchy new lawn, I need a diagnose (pics included)

Dear all,
Recently I started my first gardening adventure and despite my high hopes and all my dedication, the first results are pretty disappointing.
I sowed my little garden about a month ago, following every advice I could. Unfortunately the grass has grown up leaving plenty of bold areas and I don't know what to blame.
I used Canna Terra Professional soil to cover my Evergreen seeds, I've been watering every morning and I got a cat repeller since I found out that my neighbour's furry thing had been messing around.
A few days ago, the bold areas were sown again but I've just found out that in certain bits, the grass is looking a bit sad and it's curling up.
Is this an overwatering issue?
Cheers in advance, Andrew
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Thanks a lot for your response Bob,
It's really difficult to find accurate watering information out there. I'll take it easy with the water from now on.
Cheers!
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On Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:25:03 AM UTC-4, Andrew90 wrote:

Agree with Bob. IDK what Carra Terra Pro Soil is, but it sounds like something expensive that comes in a bag. Never seen soil like that used for a lawn. I'll bet what ever amount was used, it wasn't enough to make much difference. As Bob says, what's there looks like it has rocks in it.
And like Bob says, to get seed germinated, you want the top 1/2" or so constantly damp. If it's cool and cloudy that might mean watering 2x a day for 10 mins. If it's hot, then more frequently. Once the grass starts to grow, you back off the watering to once a day, but for longer for a couple weeks. Then every other day, etc. An established lawn needs about 1" of water a week, usually applied 1/2" twice. But it also depends on the weather.
Did you put down starter fertilizer? If not, I'd do it now. Work with what's there until fall, which is the best time to seed. If you try now you'll have more competition from weeds, more water required, etc. And then it gets hit with the stress of summer temps before it's well established.
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