Now that your lawn has been seeded, you may be wondering what you can do to help the new grass along. The first step is to provide water, and plenty of it!
With new seed, you should use light, frequent watering (at least once a day). You should water enough to keep the top 1″ to 2″ of soil continuously moist. if seedbeds are allowed to dry out, germination can be reduced considerably.
Keep up the frequent watering even after you see the first grass. if your seed mixture contained several kinds of grasses, you may be seeing the first kind. The other grasses will continue to germinate for three to four more weeks. Plus, young grass seedlings without many roots still need your help with water.
Other than watering, here are some important points to keep in mind:
- Weed controls should be avoided until the lawn has been mowed three to five times.
- Mowing at normal height (removing no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time) will help the new grass to fill in.
- Regular fertilization with a balanced starter fertilizer is a great way to give young grass plants an extra boost.
- enjoy your new turf, and if you have any questions about caring for your newly seeded lawn, please give us a call.