Watering Your New Lawn
Seed or sod, watering lightly and consistently is the key to protecting your new lawn. Water at least twice a day for the first 4 weeks. To germinate, the seed needs to be fat and swollen with water. (If the seed dries out after swelling it may die.) Visible germination begins at between 10 and 14 days and full germination occurs at 21 days. Your new lawn will have completed germination after four weeks. After germination, water three to four mornings a week for the life of your lawn.
How long should I run my irrigation/sprinkler?
Run time for your sprinkler or irrigation system depends on the type of zone. Most systems have two types of turf zones: sprinkler and rotor. Each type of head has its own gallon/minute rating and area of coverage. Because the coverage area of the rotor heads is bigger they require more time to achieve the same coverage as the sprinkler head. Ask your account manager for help choosing the correct schedule for your yard.
It’s hot out, should I
water more often?
Plants respire at night when high temperatures are above 50 degrees, so they will need more water. When day temperatures are above 70 degrees Fahrenheit, your new lawn may benefit from a 3 -10 minute watering around noon as well.
Note: Slopes or sandy soil may require adjustments based on site. Speak to your account manager if you have any concerns.
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