SEEDING DOES NOT PRODUCE AN INSTANT LAWN AND REQUIRES A LOT OF CARE AND PATIENCE. THE SEED WILL DIE IF NOT WATERED PROPERLY!
- Weeks 1-2: You will most likely see very little to no grass and may see weeds growing within the seeded areas.
- Weeks 3-7: The grass will thicken and is ready to cut when it is at least 3 inches high. Make sure the lawn is dry and the blades on the mower are raised to create less stress on the grass.
- Do not spray or put down chemicals on your lawn – you may kill the new seed/grass. Please contact your lawn maintenance company or a licensed chemical company to seek advice as to a safe time to start your chemical treatments. Waiting at least 3-6 months after installation to apply a weed application is fairly common.
- Seed must be watered 1-3 times per day (depending on temperatures) for at least the first month. After the first month, water once a day. Water frequently and lightly with a mist to keep the seed moist, but do not saturate! Too much water can rot the seeds or wash them away. Whether hand watering, using a sprinkler system or hose, we strongly advise that you perform a visual inspection after watering to ensure that all areas of your lawn are receiving coverage.
- You WILL get weeds in the newly seeded areas. No matter how healthy the seed is, weed seed will blow in the wind and germinate on your lawn. Summer months tend to produce the most weeds.
- There are many factors that can hinder the growth of new seed. The time of year, temperatures, and amount of light can have a great effect on the results of seeding. On most occasions, a second application of seed will need to be applied because of shifting of seed due to wind or water. Seeding a lawn can take up to ONE full year to achieve stellar results.
- *It is very important to contact your lawn maintenance company and chemical company and provide them with these crucial instructions highlighted above in bold.
At Parker Homescape, we pride ourselves in having happy customers. It is however, important to realize that there are many factors that are out of our control. Weather conditions, drought, animals, lack of moisture, too much moisture, and many other factors influence the health of your seed. Please realize that it is imperative to follow the above care to ensure the success of your lawn.