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What Is the Perfect Watering Schedule for My Newly Overseeded Lawn?
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What Is the Perfect Watering Schedule for My Newly Overseeded Lawn?

Thursday, December 21, 2023

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What Is the Perfect Watering Schedule for My Newly Overseeded Lawn?

Overseeding is a great way to fill in any bare or patchy spots on your lawn in Pennsylvania and increase its overall density. However, it's important that you follow the right watering schedule after overseeding so your new grass seeds can germinate and grow strong. For example, you should water your lawn lightly but frequently for 2 weeks straight after your lawn has been overseeded. Then during weeks 2-4, you should water your lawn less frequently but deeper to help them establish their roots in the soil. After about a month, you can go back to your normal watering schedule. By following this watering schedule, you can help the grass seeds germinate and successfully grow into healthy, beautiful blades of grass.

Water Your Lawn Lightly & Frequently for 2 Weeks After Overseeding

After your lawn has been overseeded, you'll want to keep the soil moist at all times to ensure the grass seeds have ideal conditions to grow. Because of this, you should water your lawn 2-4 times per day, enough to keep the soil moist without drowning them. This frequent watering schedule will make sure that your newly seeded lawn gets all the hydration it needs to establish healthy root systems.

Core aeration is the perfect service to pair with overseeding because the holes created during the aeration process will provide the seeds with excellent seed-to-soil contact.

Reduce How Often You Water Your Lawn During Weeks 2-4 After Overseeding

After overseeding, weeks 2-4 are crucial for your new grass seeds because they need to develop their roots. During this time, you should reduce how often you water your lawn during these weeks but make sure that you water deeply. The best way to do this is by using an irrigation system with a timer. Set up your irrigation timer to run for longer periods of time to allow more water to soak into your soil. This deeper watering will encourage your grass seeds to develop stronger root systems, which will help your grass blades grow thicker and fuller! As long as you are watering deep enough, you should only need to water your lawn about 1-2 times per day during these two weeks.

You Can Go Back to a Normal Watering Schedule After About a Month After Overseeding

After about a month since your lawn was overseeded, your grass seeds should be well established in your soil, meaning they should have already developed robust root systems. At this point, you can go back to your normal watering schedule. Whatever watering schedule you were using before your lawn was overseeded should be fine to use again. Just make sure that you always keep an eye on your lawn to ensure it's staying properly hydrated throughout the year.

Give us a call today to sign up for our overseeding service!

If you're looking to fill in any bare or patchy areas on your lawn and increase its overall density to get the thick, lush lawn of your dreams, then our overseeding service is just what you need. We use premium cool-season seeds like tall fescue and Kentucky bluegrass when overseeding lawns because these grass types thrive in Pennsylvania thanks to their heat tolerance and disease resistance. Our team can also recommend the perfect watering schedule after overseeding to help your new grass seeds get off to a good start.

We offer our overseeding service to commercial and residential property owners, as well as HOAs, in Macungie, East Greenville, Fogelsville, PA, and nearby areas. Call us today at (484) 547-8246 to sign up for our overseeding service! We look forward to helping you enhance the health and beauty of your lawn!

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