How to Care for Your New Lawn
Once your new lawn has been sprayed, please follow these steps. S tep 6 is extremely important.
 
  1. Let your new lawn dray for 24 hours so the glue in the mulch will attach to the soil.
  2. Keep Your Lawn Moist:  After the first 24 hours, your lawn MUST be kept moist at all times.
    • Be careful not over water and cause puddling or erosion.
    • If the lawn is moist it will look chocolate brown in color. If the lawn looks tan or white, it is too dry.
  3. Reduce watering after your grass is between 1” to 2” high.
  4. Keep all traffic to a minimum for 3 weeks.
  5. Mow when weeds are 3" tall, using a grass catcher
    • It is normal for weed seeds in your soil to germinate and grow faster than you’re new grass.  Mowing will stunt the weed growth, and your lawn will soon overtake them.
  6. VERY IMPORTANT: Fertilize your new lawn in 3 – 4 weeks OR when it is 1” – 2” tall. Use 16/16/16 or 18/10/10 fertilizer; apply at a rate of 6 to 10 pounds per 1000 square feet. Do not use a weed spray or weed and feed product until you have mowed your lawn at least 5 times. Doing so will kill you new grass.  
 
Preferred Water Times & Sprinkler Information
With hydroseeding, it is better to water more frequently with less water than it is to water less frequently with more water. If your hydroseeding is drying out in between water times, it is slowing the germination process. When your new lawn has filled in, reduce watering from six times per day to once a day, or once every other day setting watering zones for longer periods of time.

Best : Water 6 times per day at these intervals
  • 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, Noon, 2:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 6:00 PM
 
Good: Water 4 times per day at these intervals
  • 9:00 AM, 11:30 AM, 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM
  • If the lawn is dry (looks tan or white in color) water again at 6:00 PM. This will help speed the germination.
 
Marginal (not recommended): Water 3 times per day
  • 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, 4:00 PM
  • Watering the lawn 3 times per day, rather than 6 times per day, doubles the time it takes for your lawn to germinate and grow.
 
Sprinkler Information
Rotor Sprinkler Head (i.e. big heads)
  • Rotor sprinklers should be run between 8 – 20 minutes per station depending on the nozzle size. If puddles start to form reduce water times.

Spray Sprinkler Heads (i.e. little heads)
  • Spray sprinklers should be run between 3 – 8 minutes per station depending on the number of heads and the distant apart. If puddles start to form reduce water times.

Fertilizing
Yellow grass is hungry grass. Fertilize your lawn on every major holiday in the Spring and Summer: Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day. A good inexpensive fertilizer is 18/10/10 made by the Plant Food Center and can be found at Zigglers, Lowes, Home Depot, and other home improvement stores. Do not fertilize after September 15th with a high nitrogen fertilizer as this will cause problems with your lawn.