Post Seeding Watering Instructions


It is very important that you keep the lawn moist during the germination period. 

The best way to do this is to water very lightly 3 times a day at 7:00 am, 11:00 am and 2:00 p.m. with a hose-end spray nozzle. 

If you have a sprinkler system a good rule of thumb is 5 minutes for a spray zone and 10 minutes on a rotary zone, 3 times a day.

Please remember:

  • Water less in shady areas and a little more in sunny areas.  Don’t over water!
  • Pay special attention to slopes, which can wash out.  You can skip watering if it has rained. 
  • Skip at least one mowing.  
  • Limit foot traffic until the lawn has been mowed for the first time.  This includes pets.
  • Call us if you have not noticed germination within two weeks.
  • Once the grass reaches 4” tall, stop watering!  Let the lawn dry out for at least one day before mowing. 
  • Mow your lawn carefully at 3” with a newly sharpened blade.  Make sure you bag the grass clippings.  
  • Spot seed with the bag of courtesy seed we have left for you if power seeding was done.


  • After the first mowing switch to a twice weekly watering schedule. 
  • Give the lawn 1/2” of water each time with a total of 1” per week until the grass stops growing. 
  • Keep areas that were spot seeded moist until they are 3” tall. 
  • Mow your lawn every 7-10 days at 3” until the grass stops growing. 

Do not allow heavy accumulations of leaves to remain on the lawn for longer than a week.