10 days ago i seeded a lawn (measuring 14m x 2m).
I've been keeping it moist throughout this period.
I am now getting a little worried that the new lawn is looking rathe
"thin". Lots of blades have germinated, which have now reached a heigh
of 1-2 inches, but there are a vast amount of areas where there'
Some blades appear to be 2 inches apart from their neighbours. Is thi
Do I need to reseed, or am I being impatient?
(I followed the recommended application rate for the seed - and eve
went a bit over)
Many Thanks for your help
the process of seed germination in and of itself produces
heat. when two or more seeds are touching one another during
the germination the heat is usually sufficient to kill both
seeds and therefore produce nothing.
recommended application rates are the result of years of
testing done by people who are knowledgeable, skilled,
willing to follow instruction and patient enough not to
skew the results by interfering with the process.
This is the first time I've ever heard this heat thing and I'd like to
see a reference. I would think that natural heat from the sun would
be orders of magnitude more heat than what two tiny seeds could
generate. Plus, if the surface is constantly wet, figure out how much
heat it takes to warm water and tell me how seeds are going to do
But as far as heat problems, the heat from the sun could be exactly
the problem the OP has, if he's seeded cool season grass in mid-
summer. Early Fall is by far the optimum time, followed by Spring.
On Aug 3, 11:43 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Indeed yes; summer is the highest stress time for grass, worse than
winter. If you live in the North, you want to give your lawn the
maximum time to get rooted before summer, by seeding it in fall when
things are relatively moist again; if you live in the south, you can
get away with seeding in early spring.
Me, I'm stocking up on closeout bags of grassseed and use their
germination to heat the house this winter.
This is nonsense. Seeding in the fall almost always results in lots of dead
grass. It doesn't have time to develop a deep root system before the stress
of summer heat and drought. Seeding for permanent grass in the South is
almost always done in the fall, usually no earlier than September.
And your reference against Fall seeding of cool season grasses would
be? Last time I checked, Fall is followed by Winter, then Spring.
So how is it that the grass that is seeded in Fall doesn't have time
to develop a root system. If you do even a quick google, any lame
brain can quickly find ovewhelming recomendations from agricultural
services to seed cool season grasses in Fall.
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