Watering Instructions

New Seed Lawn
Important Watering Instructions
Seed lawns are less expensive than Sod but take longer to establish.
Properly cared for, Seed lawns will return beautiful results for many years to come.

Congratulations on your new Seed lawn!

The installation of your Seed lawn does not end when our trucks pull away…it’s just the beginning.

Watering is the sole responsibility of the client. Proper watering is critical to the success of your new lawn. In fact, you can lose up to 35% of your germinating seed per dryout – which means your lawn will die out completely if you let it. Water your newly seeded lawn with frequency until it is established and being cut on a regular basis. In hot or windy weather, your lawn may requiring watering 5 times per day, while in cool and calm weather, it may require water only once or twice for the day.

Watering needs to be consistent – you must keep the soil moist at all times in seed lawns. Soil must be dark brown in appearance. Do not allow water to run-off or create puddling.

Do not depend on the weather to water your lawn. Weather is the most important factor when it comes to watering frequency. Your watering habits will change day to day, as weather conditions and temperatures dictate. You must exercise common sense based on the above guidelines, and make sure the soil is kept dark brown from watering. If germination has not occurred after 14 days this is a potential sign of under watering. Adjust your watering amounts accordingly.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-794-1010 and ask for your salesperson.

New Sod Lawn
Important Watering Instructions
Sod lawns create instant beauty, but unless properly watered that beauty is only sod deep.

Congratulations on your new Sod lawn!

The installation of your Sod lawn does not end when our trucks pull away…it’s just the beginning.

Watering is the sole responsibility of the client. Proper watering is critical to the success of your new lawn. You can quickly lose many sod pieces during dryout – which means your lawn will die out completely if you let it.  Pay particular attention to areas along beds, driveways and walkways, which are particularly susceptible to dry out.

Water sufficiently to both wet the sod as well as the soil underneath the sod. You must continue watering until it is established and being cut on a regular basis, at which point you water as temperature and weather conditions dictate. In hot or windy weather sometimes 3 times per day is necessitated, while in cool and calm weather, once or twice. After watering, peel back the corner of several pieces of sod to make sure the soil underneath is dark and moist. Grey looking sod is indicative of under watering, and needs to be heavily watered.

Watering needs to be consistent – you must keep the soil moist under Sod lawns at all times.

Do not depend on the weather to water your lawn. Weather is the most important factor when it comes to watering frequency. Your watering habits will change day to day, as weather conditions and temperatures dictate. You must exercise common sense based on the above guidelines. A properly watered Sod lawn should start to take root in about 14 days. If you do not see evidence of rooting, then adjust your watering amounts accordingly.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-794-1010 and ask for your salesperson.

New Plantings
Important Watering Guidelines
Cared for, colorful and hearty plantings will create a site for more eyes!

Congratulations on your new plantings!

The installation of plants does not end when our trucks pull away…it’s just the beginning.

Watering is the sole responsibility of the client.  It is important for you to understand your plants’ watering requirements. Proper watering is critical to the viability of your plants. In fact, you can lose your entire plant investment if you are not careful.

Generally, new plants need to be watered deeply to foster root growth below the surface of the soil –  in hot or windy weather once per day, in cool and calm weather, every other day. Watering by hand or by Drip system is the most effective way to deliver the amount of water necessary to achieve optimal root growth.  When watering by hand, make sure you are allowing the water to get down to where the roots are. Lawn sprinkler systems are NOT sufficient to water plants, as they don’t concentrate the water around the base of the plant where it is needed most.

A good test is to stick a finger in the soil immediately around the plant. If saturated, do not water. If it is moist, you may add water, and if dry, you will need to water immediately. Just be careful not to keep the root ball constantly saturated, as the roots need to breathe.

Do not depend on the weather to water your plants. Weather is the most important factor when it comes to watering frequency. Your watering habits will change day to day, as weather conditions and temperatures dictate.

Yellowing or dropping of needles/leaves from the bottom of the plant and up is a potential sign of overwatering. Dry and dropping needles/leaves from the top is a potential sign of under watering. Adjust your watering amounts accordingly.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 978-794-1010 and ask for your salesperson.

 

 

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