As opposed to applying new sod, seeding takes time to yield results. Proper maintenance and care are mandatory to ensure you have a better-looking lawn in the end.
While lawn care after seeding may prove to be a bit difficult, here are tips to help you get through.
- Water appropriately
Proper irrigation is vital to ensure the seeds germinate as they should. For at least three weeks, make sure to water for at least 30 minutes every day. At the same time, do not water too much.
- Limit foot traffic on the grass
Foot traffic bruises the young grass, inhibiting their growth, so keep off the grass. And make sure to blow off leaves that stay for days on the grass; they can compromise the turf growth.
- Avoid using weed control products
As the seed germinates, weeds will most likely grow with them.
While you might be tempted to apply weed control products, it’s not advisable. You might also be interfering with the young grass as you try to eliminate the weed.
So, wait until the grass has matured, or better still, have a professional look at the grass growth to advise the best way forward.
Also, avoid mowing for the first three weeks.
- One last thing, be patient
Seed germination takes three weeks, but regular care and maintenance would give you back the lush green lawn you desire when the grass is grown.
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