Aftercare Advice: Lawn Renovation, Overseeding & Patch Repair
Before we visit:
Cut lawn to a height lower than normal.
Water the lawn a few days before to ensure the soil is moist to the touch, and not dry.
After we visit:
It's vital you keep the soil surface/seed moist for 2 to 3 weeks so water accordingly using a hose and a sprinkler. Use a hose and sprinkler. It's not possible to define the amount of time or how many times per day to water. Plan for approximately 60 minutes daily, with additional watering each day in dry or warm conditions. If you you see water pudding, stop. If it rains you may still have to water so we recommend you check the soil for moisture each day to ensure you are not over or under watering. If the seed dries out the it will not germinate. Morning dew is not a substitute for watering.
Cut the lawn when the grass is 5cm to 6 cm tall. Go easy if mowing over renovated or seeded areas. Make sure your mower’s blades are sharp to ensure a clean cut and not rip the young grass shoots out. If you have a wheeled rotary mower, use that for the first few cuts, rather than a roller rotary or cylinder mower.
Using the lawn:
Stay off the lawn as much as possible for the first month. It’s ok to go on the lawn to move the sprinkler and to cut it once the grass is long enough.
Lawn grass coverage:
It will take several months for the new seed to mature and for the existing lawn to recover. A mix of normal seasonal weather, weekly mowing and our lawn treatments will all help the lawn thicken up. It’s normal for overseeded or repaired bare patches to look thin. A single grass shoot can occupy up to 10cm or more diameter when it’s mature.
Weeds may appear, which is normal. Customers who have our seasonal lawn treatments/nutrition plan will have the lawn treated for weeds at the appropriate time of year (allowing 1-2 months after the new grass has appeared).
Please note Lawn Tiger Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for the aftercare or our customers not following the above guidance. If you have any queries, please get in contact with us.