Care for Reseeded Lawns

Water is the single most crucial factor in ensuring optimal results after your lawn has been seeded.  Without the proper amount of water, the best seed will fail. We want to ensure that you get the best results for your investment, so we encourage you to follow this simple watering guide.

­­­­­1. within 48 hours -   1-2 hours

The first watering should be heavy, wetting the soil to a depth of 6-8 inches. This will allow developing roots to better penetrate the soil. Daily waterings will also be more effective with a heavy initial watering. Care should be taken not to allow runoff.

2. First 3 Weeks – 15 min:  1 - 2 times a day

Daily watering is recommended for the first 3 weeks. The objective is to keep the surface moist. The amount of water applied each time will be small. However, in hot weather, two or three waterings may be necessary.  You should not saturate the soil in this period, as potential seedling disease problems are lurking.

3. Fourth Week – 20-30 min every other day

As the seedlings develop, the surface may be allowed to dry out, but the root zone must still be kept moist. Change from light daily waterings to heavier waterings every other day.

4.Fifth Week – One (1) hour -  twice this week

Two heavy waterings to maintain soil moisture for root development and later germinating seedlings.

5. Sixth Week – 20-30 min every other day 

At this point resume normal watering procedures for your lawn. 1 inch of water each week (aprox 60 min of watering) will provide adequate growing moisture for excellent lawn performance.