Fall Aeration & Seeding FAQ

I just got my fall aeration and seeding service... 

How much do I need to water?

Newly seeded lawns must be kept moist. That means you must water constantly! If the seed dries out, it will not germinate. Be careful not to overwater as too much water will cause the new seed to drown and rot. If you see mud, you are over watering.

  • Thoroughly water the entire seeded area every day

  • Keep ground moist but not “soggy”

  • Stay off the grass!

  • Keep leaves off the lawn (use a blower, not a rake!)

When can I cut my grass again?

If your lawn is well established, wait 1-2 weeks following seeding to cut the grass. Be careful and avoid any weak or bare areas which take longer to fill in. For partially established or renovated lawns you need to wait 3-4 weeks to allow enough time for the turf to germinate and grow properly prior to cutting. Make sure to continue mowing high!

There’s leaves all over my lawn! What do I do?

Keep your lawn clear from leaves, but make sure not to use a rake because it can uproot the newly planted seed. Use a blower to keep those leaves off your lawn.

How long until I see the new grass?

As long as you’re watering properly, your new grass seed will take a minimum of 14-21 days to germinate.

I still see some seeds in my lawn, why didn’t they germinate?

You will not see 100% of the seed germinate. You can expect approximately 90-95% germination with a new lawn and 80-85% germination with aeration and overseeding.

It’s been 21 days and I don’t see the new grass!

Remember – new blades of grass are very fine and quite tiny.
Don’t see any grass yet? Get down on your knees for a closer look; it’s there!

Why is there grass growing in my beds?

When we’re laying out seed there's a high chance that some is going to end up in your beds, especially if there’s any sort of wind outside. Don’t worry though, you can pull it up or apply round-up to those areas in your beds.

It’s springtime and now there are more weeds in my lawn, why?

When aeration is performed, it not only helps bring nutrients and airflow to the turf but also disturbs the soil, stirring up the existing dormant weed seeds in your lawn as well. Don’t worry – as long as you’re on a lawn care program, we will address any weed problems with our second application in the spring.

 

Still have a burning question?

Give us a call at 410-867-8873 or contact us – our client care specialists are always happy to help you understand how to maximize your lawn care results. 

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