Quality Care uses modern seeding equipment and grass cultivars selected for our area to maximize seed germination.  As with any type of planting project, we must work together to ensure its success and longevity.  You are responsible for watering the seeded area unless other arrangements have been made.  Please read the following instructions for proper care of your newly seeded lawn, and don’t hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions.

New seed requires adequate moisture to germinate.

    • Keep the soil constantly moist, but not soaked, until germination.

    • The first watering should take place as soon as the seed is installed.  Water all seeded areas twice per day for 5 to 10 minutes to keep the new seedlings moist.

    • Once the seedlings begin to sprout, change watering to once per day 15 to 20 minutes per section.

    • When the grass is 2 inches tall, reduce watering to 3 times per week, 25 to 35 minutes per section.

  • After your new grass is mature enough to blend with the surrounding turf, reduce watering again to twice per week, 30 to 45 minutes per area.

Lawns seeded in the spring should be watered regularly throughout the entire growing season.  Fall seeded areas should be watered until dormancy, then the following spring and summer.

Too much activity on your newly seeded lawn can impede seed germination.  For the next 4 to 5 weeks, please limit activity on your lawn as much as possible.  Your new lawn will be ready to cut as soon as it’s tall enough!  That is, cut at the height at which you would normally cut your grass.  Remember, only take 1/3 of the plant off with any cutting, and cut high, especially in hot, dry weather.  It takes approximately 16 months for newly planted lawns to reach maturity.  A little attention in the beginning goes a long way toward the future health and durability of your lawn.  Enjoy!