Hi all, so we had A LOT of work done to our yard.


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I had all the stumps removed and the land graded front and back. We then had it hydroseeded, I was getting all worried and annoyed that we didn't see to have much germination like 5 days in, but today I just noticed this on the ground.... So my question is , is this one of my grass seeds starting to sprout?? I have also noticed a lot like this in the front yard, not so many in tbe back yet.

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don't panic, Five days is not long I'd be looking at 14 days & even then they will not of all germinated that seed looks vary much like your grass seed by the way(y)
 
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OK thanks, is it also normal for a lot of the seeds to still look unopened and white at this point?
 

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OK thanks, is it also normal for a lot of the seeds to still look unopened and white at this point?
yup.
I see you're in Conn.
when was the hydroseeding done?-it's getting a little late in the season for your zone to produce a lot of germination.
I seeded this area at my place in SW Ohio 2nd week of September-with great results, as the weather was perfect.
this pic was taken about 5 days after seeding-has really filled in nicely since then, and I've cut it 3 or 4 times already.
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Hydroseeding was performed 7 days ago yesterday , so I'm guessing 8 days now. We've had quite a bit of rain recently (and more forecast starting tonight) but today the air temps jumped from like 50 degrees f to 69-70f if it holds up we SHOULD get germination right?
 

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what zone are you in? It seems a bit late to be seeding at this point where you are, but I could be wrong.
If temps hold with no hard frost/freeze issues, I think germination could still occur-I watered twice daily as needed, making sure to soak but not saturate. The trick is not to over water.

Worst case is you get some germination this fall, and overseed again in spring.
 
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So I woke up this morning , headed out to work and look what greeted me......exactly 2 weeks after the hydroseeding. (Note this picture was taken very close to the ground so the seedlings appear bigger than they are) should I be worried about the dark colour at the bottom or is that normal?
 

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should I be worried about the dark colour at the bottom or is that normal?
Martsmac not to worry as they're growing and the seeds show like that in early growth as you'll see from this pic plus it's what seeds was used at the time :)


 
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Well winter set in so the growth stopped quite a bit (although it did start so I'm just waiting for warmer Connecticut weather.

Here are some more pictures of the lawn.

In the next post I shall post a picture of some bulbs I just pulled out of the in progress lawn. Not happy about it but it seems my contractor just recycled the soil he took from our yard and didn't screen it at all.
 

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Yeah after talking with some friends and doing some research i think they are too. so if i wanted to get rid of those permenantly so i could get a nice green lush lawn in their place what would be the best way to do it (Hopes you don't say pull them all up!)
 
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Cut them close and the bulbs will starve. Its a chemical free way to do it. So is some cardboard and mulch to smother them.
 
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So i let them grow quite a bit and did some more research (crocus flowers never came through so I'm guessing they are wild onions ir garlic art this point) theres a lot of them in the lawn to now , Ill upload some pics of how it looks right now.


With it being April 12th 2019 in CT right now we are getting warmish days (in the 50's) and lots of rain so any advice on how to get my seeds boombing would be much appreciated.....
 
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Composted cow manure. Do it now. It will get digested fast so be standing by with a competent fertilization scheme.

LoL! You reminded me..My neighbor cuts grass for a living. A month or so ago he was coming in and I was across the street in my yard. He said "Hey Tom you got the greenist yard around"! I said 'I owe it all to bullshit!"
 
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Like that black kow stuff u can get? And how to apply it just spread a thin layer over the growing grass? The other concern I have is the amount of various weeds that are coming through too.

For fertilizer I was going to use milorganite but I'm not sure if u can use it on ungerminated seeds.
 
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Black Kow and Titan Rx heat resistant fescue. Admittedly it may be this years sacrifice to the God of grass like all the others I have tried to grow under these trees.
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I've decided to re-attack the rather large portions of my yard that are bare this weekend . Gonna re-seed, fertilize with milorganite and then cover with pest moss. Hopefully by mid summer we'll have a full lawn.
 

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