Each fall, thousands of seeds are spread around lawns, replenishing turf that may have been lost from summer's heat and humidity. The cool temperatures and shorter days of fall are ideal for new seedlings to germinate and start the trek to become healthy vibrant turf plants. Here are just a few tips to help you protect your new seedlings as they mature.
- Keep them wet! The seed needs to stay wet. Proper irrigation is vital to getting your new oasis off the ground. We recommend watering a couple times a day to the point of puddling in low lying areas. Reduce watering to once a day once the new seedlings are about 2" in height. You may need a little more water in sunny areas, under trees and near driveways where it tends to be a little drier.
- Let them grow! It's exciting to see the new seeds popping up and covering your lawn, but don't get too excited to mow. Wait until the new plants are 4.5" in height, then take one inch off the top!
- Sharpen the blade.There's nothing worse than seeing new seedlings hanging off the side of a dull mower blade. Give it a clean cut with a sharp blade.
- Be patient! The turf needs a little time to settle in! Enjoy the festivities of fall with your family ... your back yard oasis is on it's way!
Keep it green and, as always, if we can help drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.