Watering an acre of Grass?

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    Watering an acre of Grass?

    I just finish graded my yard and am left with about an acre of grass seed to water. I have two sprinklers going right now, and move them every 20 minutes or so. Is there a better way that doesn't involve paying someone else to do it?


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    I have 4 acres and don't own a hose. It's called rain.

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    I did my house 13 years ago... seeded... lots of sprinklers (like about 10 of 'em)... not just 2. And mine was only about 1/3 acre...
    Rats!
    It could be worse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I have 4 acres and don't own a hose. It's called rain.

    OTOH, best of luck to ya.
    That would be my preferred method, but it is getting below the dew point, but not supposed to rain for almost 2 weeks. I really don't feel like buying all that seed twice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oakchas View Post
    I did my house 13 years ago... seeded... lots of sprinklers (like about 10 of 'em)... not just 2. And mine was only about 1/3 acre...
    How many hose bibs did you have on your house??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Badey View Post
    How many hose bibs did you have on your house??

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    only two at the time... used a lot of Y valves and about 250 feet of hoses.impulse sprinkler heads
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    Invest in sheep. You'll need them to "mow" that grass.
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    Borrow some incontinent livestock and give them a lot of water to drink?
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    Grass watered and fertilized at the same time!
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    Why not plant something you can eat. Not directing it at you, but the older I get the more stupid I think it is to grow lawn grass (didn't want to say just "grass" because you may have gotten the wrong impression).

    I left most of my acre natural and planted azaleas, hostas and other shade plants under the trees. The sunny area has berry shrubs, peppers and herbs - love going out in the yard, picking some peppers and basil to add to my morning eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sister View Post
    Why not plant something you can eat. Not directing it at you, but the older I get the more stupid I think it is to grow lawn grass (didn't want to say just "grass" because you may have gotten the wrong impression).

    I left most of my acre natural and planted azaleas, hostas and other shade plants under the trees. The sunny area has berry shrubs, peppers and herbs - love going out in the yard, picking some peppers and basil to add to my morning eggs.
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    Getting below he dew point, getting cooler at night. The grass may not germinate or grow well when the temp drops at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40Bob View Post
    Getting below he dew point, getting cooler at night. The grass may not germinate or grow well when the temp drops at night.
    Yes and no. Depends on what kind of grass he is trying to grow. Not into grass as stated earlier but you are right in that you don't plant all season grass this time of year. If he is trying to grow rye then that may be different? Good point 40Bob.
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