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Seeded lawn with Bermuda. Is this how the lawn is supposed to come in?

Seeded lawn with Bermuda. Is this how the lawn is supposed to come in?

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Old 07-31-15, 05:34 PM
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Seeded lawn with Bermuda. Is this how the lawn is supposed to come in?

I had my backyard regraded so it was bare. About 10 days ago I reseeded with bermuda and have been watering it every day 2x a day. I don't have sprinklers. About 3 2'x2' patches have come up in .25 acres, but that's it. Doe bermuda come in as patches like this or is that all thats going to come up?
 
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Old 07-31-15, 06:31 PM
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Was bermuda grass your first choice? How was the soil prepared. Did you have the soil tested to see what nutrients grass would need? How much water did you apply without a sprinkler, time wise?
 
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Old 07-31-15, 07:14 PM
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The original lawn was a bermuda/fescue mix, but the bermuda was taking over so I just went with that was there. The soil was lightly tilled and scotts top soil was added. I watered about 1 hour 2x a day. I just find it strange that these patches would come up but nothing else.
 
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Did you cover the fresh seed with straw?
I would think that in 10 days with sufficient water it should all be showing signs of growth.
 
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Yes I forgot to include it was lightly strawed.
 
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Watering seed is a lot different than watering established grass. Seed needs to be kept moist but not damp and this means frequent light waterings, like 10 minutes three or four times a day. If the seed dries out while it's trying to germinate, it can be toast.
 
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And too much water can cause the seed to rot shortly after germination . . . . often referred to as "damping off", due to several possible fungus diseases that may be in your soil.
 
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Why would it clump like that though? No area got any more or less water. To me it should be all or nothing, or at least sparsely spread throughout.
 
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Could it be that those "clumps" are pieces of the original mature lawn that found themselves close to the surface after the landscaping . . . . and are not the result of new seeds germinating ?
 
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