How wet to keep new grass seed?
It's been very hot in NY the past 3-4 days, I've been watering around 8am, then around 1pm, then around 4:15pm every day to try & keep the seeds moist that I put down.
However, when I go out around 1pm after the midday sun, I touch the top of the soil and the seeds and they seem to be dry already.
My question is, how long does it take for a seed to 'die' when it has dried out? Is it like an instantaneous thing where once the water is gone, it is dead? Or do I have 1-2 hours of leeway to re-water? Does anyone know the mechanism for seed growth at the beginning stages, etc.?
I just hope I don't have to put down all new seed again....