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The first few weeks after your lawn is seeded are critical to the new seeds’ survival! You will need to follow the instructions below to insure your seeds’ success. You may need to invest in a hose, timer and sprinkler to help during this period of establishment as well as throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons.
- It is important to keep the seed covering (peat moss/compost) damp for the first two weeks. Once seedlings have germinated, they should not be allowed to dry out. Water often, rather than deeply. Only the top inch of soil needs to be kept moist during the establishment period. Once established, grass should be watered infrequently and deeply.
- Fertilizer was applied at the time of seeding, and will not be necessary for approximately two months. Also, note all lawns should be fertilized each spring and fall for proper growth.
- If new soil was added, you may experience some weed growth along with your new grass. Most of these weeds are annual seedlings and will be removed , or die out after your first mowing, and as your lawn matures. It is important to remember that new lawns need regular fertilization and
broadleaf weed control.
The peat moss/compost covering we have applied will help in maintain soil moisture and promote germination. Dry, windy days mean more frequent watering, cool wet periods need far less. It is important to check to see if the soil is moist. If it is dry, add water. Remember, too much water is as great a danger as too little. A little common sense and observing eyes coupled with these instructions will give your newly seeded lawn the care it needs to flourish.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us immediately.