Once your newly seeded lawn begins to grow and flourish, providing it with the proper care and maintenance it needs to thrive is essential. The lawn care professionals at SunBlest Lawn Care are dedicated to helping you achieve a lush, green landscape that lasts. Therefore, we want to share our expert advice on nurturing your newly seeded lawn throughout Indiana’s warmer months.

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Monitor Growth and Development

Keep An Eye On Seedling Growth

Monitor your recently reseeded lawn regularly to assess the growth of new seedlings. Look for signs of even and healthy growth across the entire lawn. Seedlings should sprout evenly and show consistent development, with new grass blades emerging at a similar rate.

Identify Early Signs of Stress

Watch for early signs of stress in your lawn, such as yellowing, browning, or patchy areas. These signs can indicate problems like uneven watering, poor soil health, or pest and disease issues. Early identification allows for prompt corrective actions to protect your lawn’s health, such as our perimeter pest control lawn services.

Watering Your Lawn

Establish A Consistent Watering Schedule

Newly seeded lawns need consistent watering to encourage germination and growth. Ensure frequent, albeit light, waterings to keep the top layer of soil moist during germination. As the seedlings mature, the frequency is reduced, but the watering depth is increased to promote deep root growth.

Adapt to Weather Conditions

Adjust any watering routine to local weather patterns and rainfall. In dry periods, increase watering to compensate for the lack of natural moisture. In contrast, watering should be reduced during wet periods to prevent oversaturation and potential issues like fungal growth

Fertilization and Nutrient Management

Choose the Right Fertilizer

Select a fertilizer formulated for newly seeded lawns that contain the right balance of nutrients, such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, to promote root development and healthy growth. Slow-release fertilizers can provide steady nourishment over time. Of course, our team of lawn specialists can also provide lawn fertilization services if you prefer. 

Timing is Key

Apply fertilizer at the recommended times throughout the growing season, typically during the early stages of growth and once the grass is established. Avoid over-fertilizing, which can lead to excessive growth and weaken the lawn’s overall health.

Weed and Pest Control

Stay Vigilant

Regularly inspect your lawn for weeds and pests that could compromise its health. Early detection allows for targeted treatments and prevents infestations from spreading.

Effective Weed Control

Use safe and effective methods to manage weeds, such as hand-pulling or applying pre- and post-emergent herbicides as needed. Maintain a healthy lawn, as thick grass can naturally prevent weeds from taking root. If you would rather have the professionals handle the matter, SunBlest Lawn Care offers comprehensive weed control services.

Pest Prevention

Pests, such as grubs, insects, or rodents, can damage your lawn and wreck have on new seedlings. Use natural or chemical treatments as needed to control infestations or elect to have our professionals perform perimeter pest control services for your lawn. 

Mowing and Maintenance

Proper Mowing Techniques

Once new seedlings have taken root and grown, mowing your lawn at the correct height for the specific grass type is important. Avoid cutting more than one-third of the grass height at once whenever possible, as this can stress the lawn.

Maintain Equipment

To ensure optimal performance, regularly clean and maintain your lawn care equipment. Sharp blades provide cleaner cuts and reduce the risk of damage to newly seeded grass.

Nurturing a newly seeded lawn requires consistent care and attention. Following these tips and strategies can help your lawn reach its full potential. At SunBlest Lawn Care, we’re here to support you every step of the way. If you need assistance or have any questions about your lawn, don’t hesitate to contact us at (317) 279-4829.

Reicher, Zac and Clark Throssell. “Seeding a Turf Area in the Spring.” Accessed April 8, 2024. https://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/ay/ay-20-w.pdf