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Watering after overseeding tips


Hey everybody, Sam Jackson with Heartland Turf and landscape and I’m just here in checking on a lawn that we’re seeding. You notice this one is completely dead. This one actually had a quite heavy infestation of weeds and crabgrass and we recommended that we just do a complete kill off on this lawn and start from scratch 95% of the time, you’re not going to need to kill your whole lawn before you do and overseeding. But while I was checking on this, it reminded me of the importance of proper watering to a successful overseeding job. So we see that this about a week ago, nothing sprouting yet which is normal. But I’m just here making sure that all the areas are getting properly watered, so we do get a good result. After you’ve done your seeding the single most important aspect that’s going to determine whether you have a successful overseeding or not, is the watering. We recommend that for the first two weeks after seeding, you’re going to want to water the lawn in all the areas that were seated three times a day for five to 10 minutes. The key here is you want it to remain damp at all times. So if you’ve wandered in the morning for five or 10 minutes and you have the next one set to go at noon or one o’clock in the midday, and you check the lawn and it is completely dry, it is completely dried out before the next cycle starts to run. Then you need to adjust your watering to water a little bit more. You want the lawn to remain damp 24 seven for the first couple of weeks. It doesn’t need to be soaking wet. You don’t want it to be drowning in water. At the same time. You don’t want it to dry out we like to say if it dries out, it dies out in these first two weeks. So make sure that you’re setting up that watering to keep the whole lawn damp at all times for the first two weeks. Once you after the first two weeks, the sprouts are usually an inch to inch and a half tall. Generally, you can cut back to twice a day for the next week. Then the grass develops and gets a little more mature. Then you can cut back to just once each morning or once a day for a week and after you’ve had a chance to once it’s grown for four to six weeks. At this point, you should have mowed it once or twice. And then you can go typically to a regular watering schedule temperature are cooling off in the fall. And you can just water it two to three times a week. The normal amount of time that you would run your sprinklers for your established lawn is 15 to 20 minutes per zone. But that’s my tip of the day water for success with your seating. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on the lawn and you’re not just setting the sprinklers and assuming that they’re all getting taken care of the lawns are all getting water as they should, you need to check on it. confirm that the areas that are supposed to stay damp are staying damp. And that that’ll help you make sure you get the best possible germination and a good fill-in with all that seed you planted. So hope you enjoyed this hope you find it useful. Thanks a lot for watching, bye.


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