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Watering instructions for new seed/sod
During the germination period of approximately 2-3 weeks, you should water 2 to 3 times per day for roughly 5-10 minutes. Almost a mist. The intention is to keep the seed moist, but not to oversaturate and cause run-off. You NEVER want the seed to dry out. It is ok to walk gently on the seed. For seed to germinate it needs moisture, seed-to-soil contact, and soil for its roots.
• After germination, it is important to provide 1.5 inches of water per week. Preferably 2 applications per week of 3⁄4 inches.
• Mow the new lawn when it reaches 2 to 3 inches high.
• Mow when the soil is on the dry side; otherwise, you might tear up the new turf.
• Apply fertilizer about 4 to 6 weeks after germination.