New Lawn Installation
Remember to be patient with your new lawn!!
The first 4 to 8 week period, following lawn installation, is the most critical time for proper follow up care. Lawn establishment failures are due to improper follow up care during this critical time period than those due to improper seed selection, site preparation or seeding techniques. Please follow these simple instructions to achieve a dense, uniform and well rooted lawn within your property.
- Water is the most important factor in establishing a lawn. After the initial deep soaking to a soil depth of 4" to 5", follow up irrigation should be done daily. Soil within the top 1/2" should be consistently moist. Initially this may require early morning, mid-day and evening watering; of about 1/4" to 1/2" each time. A good way to determine how much water is being applied to the soil is to place a container in the sprinkler's path and time how long it takes to collect 1/2" of water. Daily irrigation should be continued for 3 to 4 weeks. During hot or dry conditions, you may need to increase the watering during the early morning and evening watering time to maintain moisture in the soil surface.
- SPECIAL NOTE: To maintain a uniform watering schedule, a water faucet timer should be used to set the various watering times throughout these critical weeks. Remember, keep a consistent moist environment for proper grass seed germination.
- After 4 weeks, your new lawn still requires a minimum of 1" of water a week for continued growth. The watering schedule, at this point of establishment, can be changed to twice a week before 5:00pm with a deep soaking of 1" or more of water. But during hot or dry conditions, watering should occur during early morning hours until the lawn matures.