Posted: 15/05/2016 at 11:29
No need to water every day Peter. You'd only need to do that if you had a very long dry spell. Just keep an eye on it, and if the soil is drying out give it a soak and then leave it again for a week. Birds will sometimes eat the seed so if you can net the patches that will also help. Depends on the area you have though.
It takes two to three weeks for grass seed to germinate, depending on soil and overhead temperatures. I've just done some little patches and would expect to see a bit of green in a couple of weeks as the temps are reliably a bit higher here now.
Once it's a few inches you can cut - don't scalp it though. Keep the cut high and do your grass every week at least to encourage the grass to spread sideways and thicken up. You can still cut the rest of the grass - it won't affect the patches you've sown.