Most property owners are embracing the many advantages of hydroseeding for their commercial lawns. From faster and higher germination rates to cost-friendly methodologies, hydrograss technologies offer an excellent solution to a greener landscape. The hydrograss contractors spray a slurry containing native seeds, water, mulch, fertilizers, and tackifiers that create healthy topsoil for your new turf to grow on.

After hydroseeding, you may need to follow specific instructions that ensure that the seeds germinate. As your lawn develops, you may need to adopt simple routine practices that can keep your turf greener and healthier. Here is a detailed guide on the steps that you should take immediately and maintenance tips for the long-term care of your lawn.

1. Watering

The first two weeks are extremely crucial to the establishment and growth of your hydro seeded lawn. You may need to allow the much to dry, sticking to the prepared ground before you water. A day wait is enough period for the mulch to dry.

For the next two weeks, you may need to ensure that all areas have a continuous supply of moisture to spur germination. You may need to water the lawn two to four times a day. The frequency may vary, depending on the season and weather conditions. On hot summer days, you may need to water more and less during spring and fall. Avoid watering during the hottest part of the day as it may burn your grass.

For established lawns, you may switch up your watering schedule. Most lawns require one inch of water weekly. You can achieve this by watering twice a week for up to 1/2” per application. To prevent root rot, allow enough time between watering periods to ensure proper water drainage.

2. Fertilization

The initial slurry contains fertilizers that support root growth and anchoring. After the first mowing and 30 days later, you may need an application of a balanced fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer when the ground is dry and water thoroughly.

An ongoing fertilization program is key to keeping your lush lawn green. Numerous lighter applications are better than fewer heavier applications. Hydroseeding companies can advise you on the right fertilizer to use and may even supply you with the bags you need.

3. Mowing

Your new lawn should be mowed when the blades are two to three inches long. Waiting for too long will result in the grass blades bending over, giving off a shabby appearance. Subsequent mowing allows your grass to grow and thicken throughout. Ensure that your blades are sharp enough to avoid injuring your grass. Blunt blades result in a bruise on the turf, result in uneven, unattractive brown spots.

You may need to discontinue watering a day before mowing. It allows the soil surface to dry off and stabilize. Remember to never more than 1/3 the size of your grass blades. Set the blades high first, then lower them as you more.

Hydroseeding contractors can help you establish a healthy lawn on your landscape. Following the tips above can increase your germination rates as well as maintain your lush turf. For more information on how to look after your hydro seeded landscape, contact Hydrograss Technologies, Inc.