Newly Seeded Lawns

After grass seeds have been sowed, water seedlings frequently. Keep the top two inches of soil moist, but not sopping wet. Water whenever the soil becomes dry.  If the soil gets too dry, the germination process will stop. When watering, do not water so much that it pools on the soil’s surface.

As the grass seeds germinate and develop roots, continue regular watering to help them become well established. Over the next month, water lightly whenever it is dry. During dry spells, check the new lawn more often, as it will need more water. Pay attention to shady patches of the lawn, as they need watering less often than sun-soaked areas. Foot traffic should be avoided.

Grass seedlings should not be mowed until they are 3.5 inches tall, approximately 8 weeks. Leave mulch in place and mow grass high. Straw mulch will be chopped into small pieces at this time which will help add nutrients to the soil as well as keep the soil cooler and aid in retaining moisture.


Sod

Sod will be watered upon laying and rolling it. Homeowner must continue to keep sod watered continually for the first 7-10 days with an inch of water two times a day for 15-20 minutes each time, depending on weather conditions preferably in the early morning and afternoon.  Keep the sod and the soil surface constantly moist but not soaking and do not allow sod to dry out. You need to be sure that the sod has rooted successfully into the soil. This typically takes about 1 to 3 weeks.

For about the first 10 days after sod installation, limit activity on the new sod, minimizing foot traffic and pet activity on the turf for about 3 additional weeks.

Once sod has established, decrease the frequency of watering until you can mow it when it has reached approximately 4 inches tall. The cutting height the first time should be slightly higher than the usual cut height. Gradually lower the cutting height until the desired height is reached, but never removing more than a third of the grass blades at once.


Please refer to our warranty statement for further information.

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