Lawn for new Log Home

Lawn for new Log home

Commercial Soccer Field

Commercial Soccer Field

Commercial Native Restoration

Native Restoration

1 month after seeding

1 month after seeding

Feet on Grass Can I walk on hydroseeded Areas? Yes. Only as much as is absolutely necessary. Avoid heavy traffic and don't have the family picnic on your lawn for the first 30 days but moving around to water and get from point A to point B in your yard is ok. Walk as flat as possible, try not to twist, turn, or drag your feet. Don't walk on the ground when it is super wet. Heavy traffic on a newly seeded lawn can permanently damage the new grass and can leave depressions in the lawn and in some cases cause bare spots to form.
When can I resume normal foot traffic? After the first 30 days or so, the grass is full and ready for normal foot traffic

Irrigate Lawn How often do I water? Depends on Mother Nature!! The point is to keep it damp on a consistent basis. (Not soaked and not dry). Do this for the first 2-3 weeks
When do I cut back on watering? After the first 2-3 weeks, cut back on watering. Again, pay attention to Mother Nature. If it is hot, give your lawn a drink or two that day. If it is raining hard, maybe skip watering that day. Avoid burning and over soaking.

Calendar How Quickly does the lawn grow? Week 3 or 4 expect to mow more often because this is the point in time that the lawn is growing the fastest. You may mow 2-3 times per week. Shortly after the 4th or 5th week, the lawn will start to have a normal growth rate.

No Weeds Why are there weeds in my new lawn and what do I do about them? Advanced Hydroseeding's seed mixtures are certified 99.9% weed free. Weeds in new lawns can come from existing topsoil, screened top soil, or blow in from adjacent areas. Often these annual weeds lay dormant until they receive enough water with your new lawn. These weed seeds can become established because in essence they lay dormant and are essentially pre-germinating. Usually, weeds come in the strongest in areas that receive some moisture, but not enough to allow the grass to begin to fully establish such as in a shadow areas under sprinklers. Adequate watering will enhance grass growth and reduce weed encroachment. As the grass matures it will begin to compete and choke out the annual weeds. Most weeds in newly planted lawns don't do well with consistent mowing, while more perennial weeds will need to be treated later with an herbicide. Don't pull weeds in the newly Hydroseeded lawn. If weeds block the spray of sprinkler head simply cut it off.

Fertilize Lawn Do I need to fertilize? Yes! During the first year/season you are trying to establish a root system. So, after the initial 30 days, fertilize every additional 30 days with a high nitrogen fertilizer. Strong chemicals such as pesticides or weed-killers should be avoided until your lawn is well established. A common practice is to wait at least 3 months before any pesticides are used on your new lawn as some chemicals may hinder your lawn from growing to its full potential. After the first year/season, fertilize as needed.

Green Color There are green stains on my foundation and my walkway after my yard was Hydroseeded, will it go away? Absolutely, the green overspray that may have splashed onto foundations or walkways will usually fade away within a few days and can be hosed off with a garden hose. For best results, Hydroseeding must be applied "to the edge" of the lawn area, so some overspray is inevitable.
Why is the green color gone from my HydroSeeded lawn? The green dye that was present during the initial application will fade and disappear in as few as 2 days in some cases and in other instances it may last weeks. The colorant has no bearing on the quality of the hydroseed or the impression that the hydroseeded lawn has washed away.

Mow Lawn When do I mow? The first mowing should be delayed until the grass is approximately 4 inches high. At that time it can be cut back to 3 inches. After that, you may mow hydroseeded area as you would normally mow any lawn.
Do I need any special equipment to mow? No. The most important item you can have when mowing your new lawn is a very sharp mower blade. Try to avoid sharp turns when mowing a fresh lawn so as to avoid tearing the grass out with your tires.

Leaves on Grass What about leaves and sticks? For the first season, mower-mulching of leaves should be avoided. We suggest a leaf blower on low setting and some careful hand raking. After about 2 months, lawn vaccuums may be used.

Better than sod Is Hydroseeding better than Sod? Having your lawn sodded will give you a picture-perfect lawn in as little as one day. Hydroseeding may take a few weeks to see your lawn fully develop. Hydroseeding is also 60%-75% less expensive than the costly application of sod. As to which lawn looks better, aftercare and attention to your investment will ultimately determine what your results are with either choice.

Avoid Brown Spots Why are some areas not coming in? It is best first to determine if you are getting consistent, adequate watering. Some areas will retain more moisture while others will dry out faster due to trees, sloped ground, and heat retaining surfaces such as concrete. Make sure your sprinklers are evenly saturating the ground. You may need to water some areas more often or for longer periods with supplemental irrigation until lawn is established. Sometimes sprinkler patterns may shadow.