Time for Grass to Grow
We live in Newcastle WY and moved into a new house in February. We just planted a mixture of Kentucky Blue Grass, Fescue, Dormant Ryegrass and Creeping Ryegrass. We've been keeping the soil moist but we're wondering how long it should take to see some grass actually growing and if it is possible to over-water. Our soil does not have a lot of absorbing features - what can be done to help that now that we've already seeded?
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It can take a couple of weeks for bluegrass and fescue seed to germinate. Ryegrass normally germinates a bit faster. Unless you're watering enough to wash the seed away or if it's actually covered in water, you're probably not overwatering at the germination stage. Once the seed germinates, you'll want to cut back on the watering frequency, but until then it's important that the seed never dry out. For that reason, it's often recommended to use a light mulch of shredded straw on newly seeded areas. The straw holds in moisture and improves germination.

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