How should I water our newly seeded lawn?

Proper watering is critical to the successful germination and establishment of turf grass. Once moistened, the seed should be kept moist until the grass plants become established. Unless there is consistent rainfall, this will require daily watering of the seeded area. In order for best results, please follow this watering program.
  1. Water the seeded area thoroughly after seeding for no less than one half hour per area. This will both establish good soil moisture and wash the seed into the soil.
  2. The first week water 2-3 times a day, at morning to mid-morning, noon and mid-afternoon for 10 to 20 minutes per area.
  3. The second week, water two times per day, at morning to mid-morning and mid-afternoon for 15 to 20 minutes per area.
  4. The third week, water once a day between noon and mid-afternoon for 15 to 20 minutes per area.
  5. The fourth week, water once every 2 days for 30 to 45 minutes per area.
  6. After the new area is established, it can be watered once or twice a week for an hour in each area.

What kind of seed does Lawn Groomers use?

Lawn Groomers uses a certified grass seed blend, with moderate to high endophyte content, for excellent resistance to common diseases and turf insects. In order to ensure the best results of your aeration and over seeding service and/or slit seeding, we would like you to follow these simple watering instructions.

When should I expect to see my new seed germinate?

Germination should occur in 14 to 21 days depending on soil temperature and adherence to watering recommendations. Seedlings will emerge from the aeration holes. The majority of seeding failures are the result of failure to keep the seed moist. Remember, you will see weeds in thin areas as the seed grows in, the best way to control weeds is through healthy turf that is thick and dense.

Can I add additional seed after seeding?

Most people apply way too much grass seed when seeding a new lawn area, or overseeding a thin lawn. The theory is you want thick, lush grass, so you should lay the seed on thick. This is simply not true. What happens is the seed germinates and there is way too much root development per square inch to support the individual grass plants. So most of them fail, and you’re left with a thin lawn area. Lawn Groomers will apply the proper rates depending on type of seed and area; we do not suggest adding additional seed as it is counterproductive.

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