When deciding to freshly seed or sod your lawn, special attention needs to be paid to your irrigation system.
For freshly seeded ground, watering is needed every day, up to four light watering cans in a single day. The goal is to keep the seedbed moist, not saturated to a depth of 1 to 2 inches until germination occurs. Germination occurs when a green cast to your lawn and seedlings are ¼ to ½ inch tall. Be sure to lightly sprinkle the water on the seedlings to prevent wilting (1/8/ to ¼ inch one to four time a day). At the time of seeding, applying straw (one bail per 1,000 square feet) to the ground, helps keep the ground moist, preventing the ground drying out too quick. The straw also helps protect the new grass from damage caused by large sprinkler drops.
GREENCO Lawn Care recommends as your new grass begins to grow to pay attention to its height. When your grass has reached approximately 2 inches in height, you can reduce the frequency of watering but slightly increase the amount. With the new root growth the water will penetrate deeper into the ground. Once your grass has reached a length where it is acceptable to begin mowing, start watering deep and infrequently. Read the rest of this entry »
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GreenCo Lawn Care Tips for St. Louis: The best time of year to establish new grass is by far the fall season. If starting from scratch spray Round Up in August to kill all weeds and grass. Plant seed or sod in September and fertilize in October.
By spring your grass will have taken hold and maintaining the growth is done by putting your lawn on a scheduled program. Call GreenCo Lawn Care for more information. My best advise is to use a pre-emergent herbicide at the beginning of spring to prevent weeds from rooting later in the year. April is a great month to get the first round of fertilizer going. From there June is a good time of year to apply a grub and worm application to keep them under control. By the following fall your lawn should be looking wonderful.