Lawn Watering Instructions & Tips

Watering Instructions-post seeding/overseeding

watering lawn

  • Maintaining a diligent watering schedule will determine the success of your new plantings.
  • Too much moisture will drown the seeds, and too little will dry them out.
  • It’s important to follow the watering instructions exactly, not missing a single cycle.

Top 2” of soil must remain moist for optimal germination

  • Water 5-10 minutes, 3 times per day, for the first 14-21 days, (or until germination)
  • Once germinated, water once per day, for the next 1-2 weeks.
  • Return to normal schedule of 1/2″ water 3-4 times per weed for remainder of season.

*Do not use a pre-emergent herbicide on newly seeded areas for 9-12 months*

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