Post Seeding Watering Instructions

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.