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K31 New Lawn - Seedlings Growing in 50% of the yard - Possible Frost Next 5hrs.

K31 New Lawn - Seedlings Growing in 50% of the yard - Possible Frost Next 5hrs.

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Old 10-29-15, 10:55 PM
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K31 New Lawn - Seedlings Growing in 50% of the yard - Possible Frost Next 5hrs.

Around 10/15 I planted about 1 acre of K31. I worked it into the ground just a bit by using a dethatcher once before & once after.

(on 10/19, a water main break washed a bunch of the seed away & reconfigured the soil, so I pulled out the tractor & box blade, fixed things, and replanted seed in that area on 10/21)

Now, grass is growing in about 50% of the lawn Even in some parts of the lawn I reworked on 10/21. Sprouts started being visible on Sunday 10/25. Now, from a distance, you can see evidence of grass growing. There are certainly still some completely bare spots, but those are decreasing by the day.

TL;DR;

Frost advisory for this morning. Temp approx 34 now. The next 10 days look like good days for the grass to keep growing, assuming the current temp doesn't kill the progress.

Is there anything I ought to do to help get the lawn warmed up again so that the next few days of warmth will be most effective? Or should I stop worrying and just see what happens? Should I plug it and scrape it so the next couple days of rain can soak in well? Or, will that hurt the progress of the little sprouts?

Here are the upcoming 10 days:
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Old 10-30-15, 04:57 AM
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What does "TL;DR;" mean???

At most I would put down straw and maybe do some watering if the ground gets dry. Your temps are still in the range where fescue will germinate but it will take a bit longer. Other than that let Mother Nature do her thing. I've had grass sprout the following spring so even if you don't see activity before winter all hope is not lost.

This fall has been terrible for starting grass where I live. Extreme drought then a monster storm to wash everything away and then no more rain for 3 1/2 weeks. Now we're starting to get more regular rains but it's approaching the end of the season so I don't expect too much to happen. Luckily our winters are mild enough that there is some very slow growth through most of winter.
 
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Old 10-30-15, 09:37 PM
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Thank you for the reassurance. We shall see what happens.

TL;DR means "Too Long; Didn't Read." In other words, what comes next is more to the point. If you see a post that has this, you can be assured that the part before it has the details, but isn't necessary to get the point.

The extra trailing ";" was a mistake and must be habit from too much JavaScript/C# in my real job.
 
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Old 10-31-15, 05:18 AM
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Well TYFTI .................................
 
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