Care of a Hydroseed Lawn

Overview

Hydroseeding is fast becoming a popular method for seeding new lawns. Hydroseeded lawns have a mixture of seed, water, fiber mulch and fertilizer blended together and sprayed over a prepared seedbed. This protective cocoon around the seed helps give it the correct conditions needed for germination. Caring for a hydroseeded lawn is imperative to ensure successful germination and grass establishment. Hydroseeded lawns use the same care practices that regular seeded lawns use.

Step 1

Set up sprinklers and water your hydroseeded lawn two to three times per day. Water until the mulch is wet throughout its entire thickness. Continue this for two weeks.

Step 2

Back off on the watering after two weeks so that you are watering once a day. Water until the mulch is moist. Continue watering once per day until your first mowing.

Step 3

Mow your grass to a height of 2 inches after it reaches 3 inches in height. Discontinue watering once per day and move to your normal irrigation schedule.

Step 4

Raise the cutting height up to 3 inches gradually after the first mowing. Longer grass has more surface area to efficiently conduct photosynthesis.

Step 5

Fertilize your hydroseeded lawn one month after planting using a lawn fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Use a broadcast spreader that is set at the fertilizer bag's indicated rate to fertilize your hydroseeded lawn.

Things You'll Need

  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Lawn mower
  • Lawn fertilizer
  • Broadcast spreader

References

  • Lawn Care: Care of a Newly Hydro Seeded Lawn
  • All About Lawns: Planting by Hydroseeding
  • Blades Lawn Care: How to Care for a Hydro Seeded Lawn
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About this Author

Robin Gonyo has been writing for several years now. She has a deep love for gardening and has spent a vast amount of time researching that subject. Previously she has written for private clients before joining Demand Studios. She hopes to share her knowledge with others through her writing.