Watering Instructions–Newly Seeded Areas


The lawn area should be kept moist for the first few weeks. This means watering in short bursts, more frequently. We recommend watering for 10 minutes 3 times a day for the first two weeks. If your schedule does not allow for this, watering early morning and early evening should suffice. The results of the seeding will be much better if the lawn is watered properly. Please try to stay off the lawn as much as possible for the first month. After the first two weeks, watering may be cut back to once daily. After the lawn is established watering can be adjusted based upon weather patterns but watering at least every other day (if no rain) for the first year is essential in keeping your new grass from fading back out and becoming sparce.

The grass should start to come up about 10 -14 days after seeding. ( Give or take a few days depending upon temperature, sunlight, etc.) It usually takes about a full year to establish a full mature lawn. Some spots may need to be spot seeded at a later date, and you will need to follow a fertilization schedule if you want the lawn to thicken up and stay healthy. If you need recommendations for what to put down, you can call me at (781) 828-6126, or we will be happy to apply the fertilizers for you.