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How to Care for a Newly Seeded and Aerated Lawn in North Carolina

How to Care for a Newly Seeded and Aerated Lawn in North Carolina

Aerating and overseeding your yard annually will do wonders for its health and fullness. However, if you do not properly care for your lawn after treating it, all the hard work and time spent on seeding and aerating will have been a waste and your lawn will not reach its full potential.

Watering Schedule After Aeration & Seeding

Caring for your new grass seeds means keeping them 100% hydrated, 100% of the time! If the soil dries out, the seeds can then dry out and cause them to die. Keeping the seeds damp with a consistent water schedule is important for germination and healthy growth.

Your lawn needs to reach a height of at least 2" before you can slow down on watering. This means watering your newly seeded areas for a minimum of 15-20 minutes per spot about 2-3 times per day. Most seed will germinate within one to three weeks.

Dampness creates the perfect atmosphere for grass seed germination. However, the temperature of the soil and air are a major...

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