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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