Lawn Care for New Lawns
The most important requirement for germinating turf-grass is adequate moisture. Keeping the seed moist either by rainfall or irrigation, will encourage proper seed development.
The first watering should be done the day your lawn is seeded. Water gently to moisten the soil to a depth of 2-3 inches. Be careful not to water with such force that it washes away top soil or dislodges the seed.
After the initial watering, irrigate the newly seeded area lightly 2-3x per day until the grass starts to mature. Then the intervals between watering can be lengthened and the amount of water applied at any one time increased.
Watering at Night is not recommended.
Too much activity on your newly seeded lawn will interfere with germination. For the first 4 weeks, limit the amount of activity on your lawn as much as possible. A little attention to your lawn will go a long way.
Tips for Established Lawns
Keep lawn mowed to a height of 3”-4”. If it is longer weeds will thrive, if it is shorter the faster it will burn out in the dry summer.
- Early March- Apply Pre-emergent Crabgrass control
- April- Apply weed & feed.
- Early May- Apply root building fertilizer.
- Apply Lime If needed
- Apply root fertilizer, over-seed as needed