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Overseeding Series – Part 5 – 24 days out


Hey folks, its Sam Jackson here again with yet another update on the overseeding series that I’ve been doing. So I’m gonna turn the camera around, we are about three little over three weeks since we’ve sown our seed and it’s all coming in nicely and take a look at it here and explain a couple things to kind of be aware of. So this is the side that we did our full service overseeding, which again includes vertic, cutting in two different directions, seeding at a rate of 10 pounds per 1000 square foot, applying a starter fertilizer and as well as air rating the whole area. So like I said, we’re about three weeks out, the the grass is still a little patchy, this is normal. So if your lawns looking like this, and you can still see patches here and there, this is fine. This is actually all coming in fantastically well. So with the exception that one of the reasons we don’t recommend doing this in the spring is because it’s full of weeds, because in the spring, that’s just when there’s just weed seeds everywhere. So unfortunately, the other reason we don’t recommend doing this in the springtime is here soon, the spring is going to end it’s gonna get really hot, really dry. And all this stuff is gonna have a really shallow root system. And we’re probably not going to continue to water it like you would a homeowner’s lawn and some of this Good, good part of this may die out from summer stress. So anyway, but for now for this example, it’s all coming in great. At this point, we don’t need to mow it yet. It’s not even really, let’s see here for scale. It’s not even really about about two inches tall now. So we want to mow it once it’s reached about three to four inches in height, you don’t want to cut it any shorter. Oh, my sprinklers are coming on. You don’t want to cut it any shorter than about three inches. If you try to cut it too soon and cut it too short, you’re just going to stunt the grasses growth. So just have a little patience and and mow it with a but at this point I should mention it can handle a little light foot traffic and stuff like that. But you certainly wouldn’t want to take like a large motor cost across it quite yet. So anyway, that’s my update. Check this out. We’ve got an ongoing series about this and it will keep following up until we get all the way to the end of the process where it’s matured. And we’ve mowed it a few times. And that’s all really filled in. The other thing I wanted to mention actually to keep in mind, like turn the camera back around real quick is that the reason I say not to be worried about this patchy area. Trying to stay out of my sprinklers here is that again all these blades that you’re seeing right now there there are only one or two blades that have sprouted for each seed that’s germinated. This again, this will fill out into 20 or 30 blades. Each one of those one blades that you see there is going to fill out to 20 or 30. So it’s really going to fill in as this grass matures. This is why you don’t want to overseed because if it fills in that much, you’re gonna have, it’s gonna be overcrowded and it’s not going to have good airflow and you’re probably going to develop a fungus. So again, if it seems patchy right now, no worries. You’re on track. It’s looking good. Okay, enjoy


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