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Hydroseeding Care
In most areas, hydroseeding can be done in the spring, fall and summer. After a lawn has been hydroseeded, water it lightly for three to four weeks, keeping the surface moist. In addition to preserving moisture, the mulch in the hydroseed mix will help prevent erosion and runoff. However, heavy rain or sloped areas can cause the seed, chemicals and silt to wash onto sidewalks and into sewer systems. In most cases the grass will be ready to mow in three to four weeks. Keep traffic low for two to four months after the lawn is established, and avoid normal to high use until the lawn has had a year to take root.

New Sod Care
After your sod has been installed and rolled to insure proper contact with the soil, it must be watered. Correct watering is the key to having a good lawn from sod. For at least 7-10 days after installation the new sod must be watered frequently to keep it moist at all times. Be sure that the water penetrates the soil to a depth of at least 6 inches. Under hot, dry and windy conditions it may be necessary to sprinkle the new sod several times a day to avoid wilt and damage. For best results, stay off the lawn for the first 10 days. Your first mowing will occur after 2 weeks. Fertilize approximately one month after installation. (See sections on mowing and fertilizing)

Watering
Your new sod should be watered at least twice a day (15 min. per zone with sprinkler system) for first two weeks. We recommend installing a sprinkler system if you are planning on sodding your entire yard. It is pretty much impossible to keep up with the watering requirements moving a garden hose around. Remember to water thoroughly each time and allow the lawn to moderately dry out between watering intervals. For best results, always water during the morning hours. If areas of your lawn appears to wilt or dry out water immediately and more frequently.

Mowing
Wait two weeks before mowing your new sod. Then, mow your sod on a weekly basis at a height of 2"-3". For best results use a rotary mower with a sharp blade. Never scalp or remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade top growth in one mowing. Always collect and remove grass clippings.

Fertilizing
A regular fertilizing program will help insure that your lawn remains strong, vigorous and attractive. lawn should be fertilized every 4-6 weeks with a quality lawn fertilizer. Check with your local nursery or garden center for the proper fertilizer to meet your needs.

Weed Control
If it becomes necessary to use chemical weed controls, use extreme caution to avoid damaging your lawn. Consult with your local nurseryman before using any herbicides and always follow labeled directions carefully.

Insects
Most insects that damage lawns can be controlled with routine applications of insecticides at the manufacturer's recommended rate. Be sure to consult your nurseryman regarding the proper use of an insecticide.

Diseases
When new sod is properly maintained it is less likely to be affected by common disease problems. If a disease problem is suspected, contact your local nursery or garden center for the proper disease control products.