Lawn Genie

Lawn Genie

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:27 pm

is there a secret to get grass started? I have seeded and covered it with hay, water and no luck. Is there a secret?
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Lawn Genie

PostBy: 009to090 On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:00 pm

The seed has to be warm to germinate. Give it a bit more time
009to090
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: EFM 520 HighBoy
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: DVC-500 x 2
Coal Size/Type: Anthracite Rice

Re: Lawn Genie

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:02 pm

Temperature above 55. Must not go dry for 14 days....well...actually a month. It takes most grasses 10 to 14 days to germinate. Once they germinate you enter a critical 2 or three week period, that is, it's the only time in the life of grass that you can kill it. If it goes completely dry within a couple weeks of germination (sprouting) it can DIE. After that 2 or 3 weeks if it goes dry it just goes dormant.
Freddy
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Axeman Anderson 130 (pea)
Hot Air Coal Stoker Stove: Reading piece o' junk in the barn (rice)
Coal Size/Type: Pea size, Superior, deep mined


Re: Lawn Genie

PostBy: jkabdoors On: Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:30 pm

Thanks Freddy for the info it has only been 3 weeks. Thanks
jkabdoors
 
Stove/Furnace Make: Leisure Line
Stove/Furnace Model: Pocono

Re: Lawn Genie

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:49 am

You can rake it in too deep. 1/2 is too deep, shoot for 1/8 - 1/4".
VigIIPeaBurner
 
Hot Air Coal Stoker Furnace: Keystoker Koker
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Vermont Casting Vigilant II 2310
Other Heating: #2 Oil Furnace

Re: Lawn Genie

PostBy: ValterBorges On: Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:15 pm

I rent a slice seeder in fall, use three blend fescue from jd-lesco. It takes about 21 days to come in. Fine Fescue is good for Northern climates, good disease and pest resistance, drought tolerance, slow growing = less mowing. It likes a 4" cutting height.
Criss -Cross pattern on the slice seeding creates a nice carpet. I time it with a string of rainy days so it comes in nice.

I fertilize twice in the fall with a 19-19-19 6-8 weeks apart.

Putting down the bayer merit in late april to control grubs.

Dont use hay use straw, hay has seeds that you dont want.

You can also buy fiber mulch and soak it with seed in a drum for a few days it will speed up the process then pump it out.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... CEQQ8wIwAQ

http://www.turboturf.com/HS-50.htm
ValterBorges
 
Stove/Furnace Make: AHS
Stove/Furnace Model: S260