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What Is the Ideal Watering Schedule for an Overseeded Lawn?
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What Is the Ideal Watering Schedule for an Overseeded Lawn?

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

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Overseeding your lawn in South Dakota is a great way to fill in bare or patchy areas of your turf, and it can also help your lawn become dense enough to fight off weeds. However, after your lawn has been overseeded, you'll need to follow a strict watering schedule to help the seeds germinate and grow successfully. During the first two weeks after the overseeding service was performed, you should lightly water your lawn 2-4 times a day. You want to keep the soil moist without drowning the seeds. Once we get to weeks 2-4, you'll want to water your lawn less frequently, about 1-2 times per day, but you will want to water for longer periods of time. This helps the roots reach deeper into the soil. After about a month, you can go back to a normal watering schedule. By following this watering schedule, you can help the seeds grow into healthy, beautiful blades of grass.

For the first 2 weeks after your lawn has been overseeded, you should water it 2-4 times per day.

During the first two weeks following your overseeding service, you want to make sure that you water your lawn lightly about 2-4 times per day. It is important not to overwater your lawn during this time because you don't want to drown the new seeds. What you really want to do is keep the topsoil moist enough so that the seedlings can establish their root systems. If you water too much, then the seeds could wash away or dry up before they have a chance to germinate.

Water your lawn less frequently, but deeper, 2-4 weeks after your lawn was overseeded.

Once we hit week 3, you can start to cut back on how often you are watering your lawn. At this point, the seeds should have successfully germinated, and now it's just a matter of letting them grow and develop. So, from weeks 2-4 after overseeding, you can water your lawn about 1-2 times per day, but you should increase the length of each watering session. This will allow the roots to grow deep into the soil, which is what will ultimately strengthen your grass and give it the ability to withstand stressors like drought, diseases, and insect infestations.

Irrigation systems can be programmed to precise watering schedules, making it easy to provide newly overseeded lawns with the right amount of water.

Return to a Normal Watering Schedule About a Month After Overseeding

After about a month after overseeding your lawn, you can go back to a normal watering schedule. That's because your seeds should now be fully established in your soil, and you can treat it like a normal lawn again. Whatever watering schedule you were using before your lawn was overseeded, you can return to it. Just make sure you are watering your lawn regularly to prevent the grass from drying out.

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

If you're looking to fill in any bare or patchy spots on your lawn, or if you want to increase its overall density, then our overseeding service is just what you need. We use a cool-season blend of tall-fescue seeds and Kentucky bluegrass seeds when overseeding lawns because these grass types thrive in our area. We offer this service in conjunction with our aeration service because the holes created during the aeration process provide the perfect place for the seeds to fall into, increasing their chances of germinating successfully.

We offer this service to residential and commercial property owners, as well as HOAs, in Sioux Falls, Harrisburg, Tea, SD, and throughout the surrounding areas. Give us a call today at (605) 370-5084 to sign up for our overseeding service!

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