As soon as we perform our annual Aeration and Overseeding service, we recommend you start watering. Grass seed is sensitive to drying out. If you have an irrigation system, these are the settings we recommend below:
- Rotor zones 20-30 minutes 3 times per week
- Spray zones 8-12 minutes 3 times per week
For areas that are bare – these areas will need to be watered more often. If the seed is dry, its not going to germinate.
If the seed is kept moist, your aeration and overseeding will be a success! We also recommend spreading peat moss over any bare areas that are soil. Peat moss retains moisture and keeps the seed saturated which encourages faster germination.
Germination time for seed to start growing ranges from 10 days to 3 weeks.
If you need help setting your irrigation controller, please see our videos.