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Old 04-16-2010, 08:10 PM
 
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Default How many days till I see something ?

I just finished seeding and put fertilizer on my lawn, in time before the rain started. It seems like its going to rain a bit till tomorrow (good for me right ?).

I plan to keep the ground moist after that. What kind of time frame am I looking at here on Long Island for the grass to start growing ? I put the Scotts mixed sun 'n shade seed (that needs less water seemingly).
I keep reading on the internet and it varies between a couple of weeks to 4 weeks. I have a feeling that it depends if you live up North or South so I'm just looking for a ballpark figure for our area.

Thanks for reading !!
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:16 PM
 
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Within a week, you should start to see the tip of green on the soil. Keep it moist. In about two weeks, it will definitely be more noticeable, by four weeks it will be completely covered.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I just finished seeding and put fertilizer on my lawn, in time before the rain started. It seems like its going to rain a bit till tomorrow (good for me right ?).

I plan to keep the ground moist after that. What kind of time frame am I looking at here on Long Island for the grass to start growing ? I put the Scotts mixed sun 'n shade seed (that needs less water seemingly).
I keep reading on the internet and it varies between a couple of weeks to 4 weeks. I have a feeling that it depends if you live up North or South so I'm just looking for a ballpark figure for our area.

Thanks for reading !!

Good luck. I just fertilized yesterday and had my sprinkler system brought back online this week although I probably won't have it running until may.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:34 PM
 
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Within a week, you should start to see the tip of green on the soil. Keep it moist. In about two weeks, it will definitely be more noticeable, by four weeks it will be completely covered.
Really ? Thats awesome news. I was out there with the spreader like a mad man walking the lawn at twilight, hopefully something good will come of it.

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Good luck. I just fertilized yesterday and had my sprinkler system brought back online this week although I probably won't have it running until may.
Thanks buddy, is the grass holding up good ? I see a lot of dead spots in my yard, but I think that might be because the previous owner just gave up on taking care of the yard.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:48 PM
 
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It might be too late to start this season, seeing as you put down the new seed and it has to take root and grow, but I've used this Scotts 4 Step Program on my mostly shady lawn and it has worked well. I spread Step 1 last week, threw down new seed last night in preparation for the rain.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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It might be too late to start this season, seeing as you put down the new seed and it has to take root and grow, but I've used this Scotts 4 Step Program on my mostly shady lawn and it has worked well. I spread Step 1 last week, threw down new seed last night in preparation for the rain.
Yeah I used the Scotts Step 1 alternate.... the crabgrass preventer with new seed fertilizer.... fingers crossed. I put down 27 lbs of seeds on a 3500 sqft lawn. I'm just hoping I get lucky. If it does not grow, I am doing professional overseeding come this fall.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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Yeah I used the Scotts Step 1 alternate.... the crabgrass preventer with new seed fertilizer.... fingers crossed. I put down 27 lbs of seeds on a 3500 sqft lawn. I'm just hoping I get lucky. If it does not grow, I am doing professional overseeding come this fall.
As others have written, keep things moist this week and you will see grass emerge. It really grows in quickly once it starts. Keep it watered and make sure you do give it appropriate feedings.

If you find the patches you mentioned earlier are still a problem, it could be too much shade or perhaps grubs.
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:58 PM
 
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What kind of time frame am I looking at here on Long Island for the grass to start growing ? I put the Scotts mixed sun 'n shade seed (that needs less water seemingly). I keep reading on the internet and it varies between a couple of weeks to 4 weeks. I have a feeling that it depends if you live up North or South so I'm just looking for a ballpark figure for our area.
Ryegrass, Fescue and Bluegrass are the likeliest types in the blend. Rye typically germinates in 5-7 days, Fescue in 10-14 and Bluegrass in 14-21 or more.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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As others have written, keep things moist this week and you will see grass emerge. It really grows in quickly once it starts. Keep it watered and make sure you do give it appropriate feedings.

If you find the patches you mentioned earlier are still a problem, it could be too much shade or perhaps grubs.
feedings other than water ? Can you please elaborate ?

I'm afraid I think there are grubs as I see holes in the ground near the edges of the property, I have a feeling they are moles.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:17 PM
 
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Ryegrass, Fescue and Bluegrass are the likeliest types in the blend. Rye typically germinates in 5-7 days, Fescue in 10-14 and Bluegrass in 14-21 or more.
Ok, this is important info, thanks, I would have been happy by the 2nd week, but now I have to keep the soil moist for a month. Appreciate the tip
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