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just sowed new grass seed has rained all day will it do any harm


By Mobee

Armagh Ireland, Ireland Ie

sowed seed this morning but it started to rain quite heavy was wondering will it do seed any harm my garden has small slope



It will be fine although you will probably need some spare seed as you may get some small 'patchy' bits growing , this happens anyway nothing to do with rain or slopes. The birds might have some of the seed

14 Jun, 2009


No, Mobee, it should not do any harm at all, but do keep off the area and don't rake over patches which may look as though they have more seeds than others.

14 Jun, 2009


We did it again Mac, great minds.

14 Jun, 2009


lol Doc :-)

14 Jun, 2009


thanks maccrimmon this is second time round for me made a mess of first sowing spot the nongardener lol

14 Jun, 2009


It wants to grow Mobee just give it a little help

14 Jun, 2009


many thanks doc would ave been out prob raked seeds to there death lol

14 Jun, 2009


If the rain was very heavy indeed, there is a slight risk it will have washed the seed to the bottom of the slope. This happened to me once, but it's easy to tell - when it germinates, most of it is at the lower part! If you can see some of the seed has been washed away, chuck some more down where it's gone missing, but don't walk all over it if you can avoid it.

15 Jun, 2009


thanks for advice bamboo more rain today seed has definitely slipped this growing grass is driving me mad cant get anything done{paint shed & fence} roll on green grass lol

15 Jun, 2009


I laid clear plastic ( just old plastic sand bags)over mine after it had washed down the slope a second time! Watched it closely and removed the plastic as soon as I could see it growing. It did the trick

16 Jun, 2009

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