For companies that offer hydroseeding, it’s one of the best ways for our team to give you that lawn in a short period of time. You may find it much easier as a customer than traditional seed to get that green lawn you are looking for. But there are a few general rules for getting the lawn and you want after hydroseeding.
Our team has come up with some of our expert tips for how to care for your new application.
How to water your new hydroseeding application
Watering your new hydroseed is critically important and in the beginning, it’s the major factor in building a healthy lawn.
Our team recommends that you water your new hydroseed three times per day. You probably do not want to water it for more than 10 to 15 minutes per section. When you water the hydroseed it is also just as important. We recommend early morning, afternoon, around 12 noon, and early evening before dark. Those have proven to be the best watering times for healthy growth.
Pay attention to the temperature outside. If you have a warmer stretch of weather, you may need to increase your watering times by a few minutes than if it was colder.
Also, be careful not to create puddles by watering too much. Those large pools of water could wash away your hydroseed and leave bare spots when the lawn actually does come in. Fine tune your watering schedule to keep the hydroseed moist during the day. After 4- 6 weeks, watering can be reduced at your discretion.
If you follow this schedule correctly, you should begin to see your lawn bloom in approximately two weeks. But that can all depend on weather conditions as well.
Caring for your new hydroseed after you see grass
We know you want to get out there on that nice new green lawn, but you need to be patient. That includes mowing the lawn. We know there are a few of you out there that love to get out there and mow the lawn on a gorgeous day, but you need to wait at least six weeks before doing so. Mowing your new grass too early can damage it.
As a guideline, you’ll also want to minimize traffic on your lawn for the first six weeks after hydroseeding. So keep the kids and the dog off it for as long as you can. Don’t worry, it will be worth it.
To help your new hydroseeding application grow into a gorgeous lawn, we recommend applying a starter fertilizer two weeks after the application. You can apply this yourself or you can contact your local professional landscaper to apply this fertilizer.
When you finally are ready to mow your lawn, make sure you use a hand push mower and not a riding mower. The weight of a tractor mower could cause too much damage to a young lawn. You could also leave the clippings behind as they act as a natural fertilizer but be careful not to leave any piles of clippings on the lawn.
After your lawn has fully grown in, it’s time for you and your family to enjoy!
Are you thinking about a new lawn and hydroseeding? Contact our team today.