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From: Zackary Hammonds
Brooklyn park, MN
Hi. I live in Minnesota it is sep.22. I had laid new seed down and new seedling have came up everywhere. It started to look nice. Then a heavy rain came and dropped about 3 or 4 inches of rain... I have a Sandy soil and the water drained very quick. But now I see that about 30 percent of the new grass is laying down!. Is it going to die? Especially with not being fully established?

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From: Richard Hentschel
Extension Educator, Horticulture
DuPage/Kane/Kendall Unit
Grass is able to re orient itself and should recover. If it is actually laid down and stuck in the soil, it will take longer as the new blades will have to work their way out to grow upwards again. As he grass gets older it will be able to resist the damage from future rains. Depending on how old it is, you could consider using a leaf rake and very lightly going over the lawn to dislodge any grass blades adhering to the soil.

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