You finally broke down and decided it was time to overseed your lawn once and for all. But what in the world do you do now? Sure, you could sit back and relax, hoping that the overseeding does its job by itself, but we would not recommend that. Instead, we would suggest that you keep riding the momentum you have already started and keep playing an active role in the success of your grass overall.
We have talked a lot about overseeding on this blog over the years, letting your know various things like what it is, why it is important, and what sort of seed you should consider using. But what about caring for your lawn once the process is complete? And furthermore, how can you get the most out of your investment so that it renders a beautiful and lush lawn that your neighbors are sure to envy? We have the answers! Simply continue reading below to find out what they are.
How Often Should You Water Your Lawn After Overseeding?
This answer is pretty simple in that it is A LOT. Additionally, as soon as you finish reading this post, we would suggest you get out into your yard and start right now. You might think we are kidding but you should begin watering right after you overseed your lawn and then continue to water it one to two times per day until the grass is the height it should be for mowing.
We always tell our clients that they should keep the top ¼ inch of soil moist so that the seed stays moist once it is laid. The key is making sure that the entire overseeded area gets covered with water every single time you water your lawn. If you are paranoid that your lawn isn’t getting hydrated enough, we would suggest you just stick with watering twice a day to be safe. When the grass does get tall enough, you can return to a typical watering schedule.
Do You Need Weed Control?
While you might be tempted to protect your budding new lawn from weeds, we would urge that you do not use any sort of weed control. You might see that there are some weeds sprouting in the thin areas of your lawn as your seed grows, but the best way to prevent them from taking over is to let the turf grow thick and strong.
This also isn’t to say that you will never be able to use any sort of a weed control in your yard but you should at least wait until you have been able to mow your new grass at least four to five times.
When Can You Start Mowing Your Lawn?
As we mentioned previously, you should not mow your grass until it has reached the proper height at which you would normally mow it (3 to 3 ½ inches). When it comes to overseeding, patience is certainly a virtue. In order to help your new yard to begin to grow and flourish, make sure that you are limiting the amount of activity that occurs on your lawn for the first two to four weeks (and yes, this includes mowing). Plain and simple, your seeds need time to set roots and integrate with the soil. Staying off the grass will surely speed up this process.
Contact the Spokane Lawn Care Experts
If you are thinking about overseeding or you just have and you are looking for help bringing your new lawn to life, the experts at Impeccable Landscapes are here for you. Contact us today to learn more about our lawn care services in Spokane!