The best time to water grass seed is in the morning and evening. These are the coolest parts of the day, which allows water to absorb into the ground instead of evaporating. A water timer can simplify the process of when to water grass seeds, so you can easily and efficiently water your newly seeded lawn with no hassle at all.
How to water new grass seed depends on the area you’ve seeded. Large areas can benefit from the use of a quality rectangular sprinkler. Use a small spot sprinkler for smaller seeded areas
How Long to Water New Grass Seed
How long to water new grass seed depends on your soil conditions and your sprinkler setup. In general, ten minutes of watering per session (morning and evening) will provide enough water to keep the top couple inches of soil moist.
As your new grass seed grows and flourishes, you can water deeper and less frequently – this will encourage established grass roots to extend deeply into the soil. When watering grass seedlings, gradually increase your morning watering sessions over time, while decreasing your evening watering. Eventually, you’ll want to water between 6 and 10 am, while the weather is still cool. An established lawn typically requires about 1 inch of water per week, including rainfall.
How Long Does Grass Seed Take to Grow?
How long it will take for your new grass seed to begin to grow really depends on where you live, your climate and what type of grass you plant. It can take anywhere between 3 and 28 days for new grass seed to begin to grow.
A beautiful, vibrant lawn not only looks great, but it also provides a place for you and your family to play, relax and enjoy. A consistent water schedule for watering new grass seed is key to making sure you’re growing a healthy, lush green lawn that will give you years of enjoyment and beauty.
“I have just completed one year with the folks at DREAMLAWN and have found them to be prompt, thorough and very professional. Turning my lawn over to DREAMLAWN was not an easy task as I have taken care of my lawn for years and am very particular about how well my grass is cut and is prepared for each of the four seasons here in Virginia.
I have further found that each of my DREAMLAWN treatments were done with expertise and concern for completing the job professionally and to the satisfaction of the customer. My lawn has maintained an excellent color and has been healthy as we head into the winter months. Treatments are well priced and if I have had any concerns about any of the treatments, I could immediately call and these needs would be met.
I would recommend anyone to DREAMLAWN to keep their lawn and shrubbery in peak condition throughout each of the seasons we experience here in Virginia Beach.”
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What is Dethatching?
“Dethatching” lawns refers to the mechanical removal from a lawn of the layer of dead turfgrass tissue known as “thatch.” This residue is bad for your grass, as it keeps water and nutrients from seeping down to grass roots.
Easy Dethatching tip:
Pushing rake tines deeply down into the grass when you are raking leaves in the fall is an easy step you can take towards dethatching lawns for minor cases of thatch build up.
You have three options when it comes to core aeration:
Hire a lawn service to do the job
Rent a core aerator
Buy an aerator
The best two options are either to hire a lawn service or to rent a core aerator. When it comes to buying, not only is cost an issue, but storage is an issue as well.
And how would you pick between the other two options? Well, if you’re not physically up to the job, don’t live near a rental center or just plain don’t like gadgets very much, it might make sense for you to choose to hire a lawn service like Dreamlawns to conduct this work.
Alternate Spellings: de-thatching
Common Misspellings: dethaching
Our Seeding services are customized for your property
You can be assured you’ll enjoy superior results with our seeding and aerating services. We understand that each property is unique. Our experienced team knows which seeds to use and how they should be applied for the most beautiful lawn imaginable.
Property owners have counted on us for our expert seeding services since 1996. We’re a locally-owned business, which makes it easy for us to address questions or issues that may arise after completing our work. You will enjoy working with true professionals. What to expect:
High-quality seeds used
Seeds selected to suit your property
Expert application procedures
Proper turf aeration
Lawn monitored for growth
Whether your property is in a sunny or shady location, we can nurture a beautiful lawn with our expert seed application, core aerating & lawn care services.