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Care For A New Lawn

The definition of a lawn is, a cultivated and mowed grass. You put a lot of work into your new lawn. You tilled the soil, composted (I hope!), spread the seed, and fed and watered it. Maybe you even put burlap over the soil to keep out the weed seeds and a “New Grass, Do Not Cross” sign.

Fall Lawn Care - You Get a good start for Winter

 Those tiny seedlings pushed hard against the hulls of their decaying incubators until they could burst forth from the ground. Your fall lawn care worked and your new lawn had a good start before winter. Now it’s spring again and time to help your new lawn fill out and grow strong.

Most importantly, you’ll want to either keep that “Keep off the Grass” sign in place for awhile or rope off the area to detour foot and bicycle traffic from your new lawn. Even though your grass seed began growing in the fall, those blades are still very tender. Especially in the spring with frost coming out of the ground and melting snow and spring rainfall sinking into the soil, the roots of your new lawn are easily dislocated if disturbed.

Wait With Mowing

Forget about mowing until the grass grows about ⅓ taller than its optimal size. This gives your new lawn time to soak up some sun as well as store some carbohydrates. Then when you do mow, take it slow. Remember the new roots are still fixing themselves firmly in place. Continue this practice for the first four to six mowings.

First Clippings - Take them off

Although fine grass clippings are an excellent form of mulch for your lawn, until it’s established, use a bag to catch them. This helps ensure that your grass is getting the most benefit of rainfall and your watering efforts. For the first three weeks, keep your lawn moist, watering shallowly two to three times per day. This helps prevent over watering and run off of your topsoil until your new lawn is established. Once established, revert to the normal watering pattern of one deep watering (about an inch) per week.

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