Whether you’ve had your lawn overseeded, or have opted for a more extensive lawn renovation, proper care after planting is critical to giving your grass the best chances for success. Your newly seeded lawn will benefit from the following this fall:
- Enough water to keep the top inch of soil moist at all times. Light watering once a day is recommended. Once seedlings appear, you’ll need to keep watering, but not as often (once or twice a week should do the trick).
- Limited foot traffic. Try to avoid walking on newly seeded areas until the new grass has been established.
- A balanced starter fertilizer should be applied up to six weeks after the seeding.
- Mowing at a normal height (removing no more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time) once the new grass is 4” tall.
With a little tender loving care, you’ll be enjoying your beautiful new turf in no time!