Germination start in some areas within 10-14 days, and a full lawn in about 6-8 weeks. Different sections of your yard may grow at different rates in the first 4-6 weeks.
Keep as much traffic as possible off of the newly seeded areas for the first 6 weeks.
After 4-5 weeks as the lawn begins to fill in it is recommended that you scratch up the thin areas and seed some of those areas by hand to help everything along. Use a mix of fescue, rye, and Kentucky bluegrass for the best match.
2 weeks after we hydroseed your lawn, it is highly recommended that you apply an18-24-12 starter fertilizer to the lawn. 3 weeks after that application you can follow up with an additional starter fertilizer application. Do not apply any weed control to the lawn for the first 10-12 weeks. You may get some weeds in your lawn, they can be taken care of with a weed control fertilizer once the lawn begins to mature.
The first mowing will be done approximately 5 weeks after the lawn was hydroseeded. It is recommended that your lawn is mowed when it is dry, and with a push mower, to do as little damage as possible to the new seedlings. You may suspend water for a few days to allow the soil to dry properly prior to the first mowing. The clippings should be left behind…however DO NOT leave any clumps sitting on the lawn, as they will damage the new seed.
DO NOT allow the lawn to grow to an unreasonable height. Doing this and then mowing it back down to a normal height will most definitely damage the grass, and it will be difficult to get it to come back to good condition. If you are planning to go away or are unable to mow it for more than a week, hire someone to mow it for you. Never mow more than 1/3 of your lawn’s height off in one mowing. Wait 4-5 days between and gradually mow it back down to a height of about 3″.
If your hydroseed is washed out due to rain or any other circumstances we will come back to spray the area again for you at 50% of the original cost.