Watering Grass Seed

Watering Grass Seed by ScapeWorx Landscaping & Design, Inc.

in West Chester, Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Media, Delaware County, and Chester County PA

Watering Grass Seed in West Chester PA, Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, & Media PA

Watering your new grass seed is extremely important! You want to make sure the new seed and soil stays stays moist. This is best for the germination of the seed. You should water it twice a day depending on temperatures. If it’s hot out you might need to step it up to 3 times a day. 

A sprinkler system will make your life easier but if you use an oscillating or rotating water sprinkler with a hose be sure to move the hose on a daily basis so that the seed / grass under the hose survives. Also make sure you are getting full even coverage when watering your new seed.


Mowing Your New GrassWatering Grass Seed in Media, Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, West Chester PA

You should also wait to mow your new grass until it is established and the ground is dry. Obviously, you wouldn’t want to mow it if the soil and grass is wet. That could cause lawn rutting. Your first mowing could be anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks depending on the type of grass seed that is applied. Use a smaller mower if possible for the first few mowing and remember to mow a different direction every time.


Watering Grass Seed in Delaware County & Chester County PA

Once Your Grass is Established

Once your grass is established you can water it and mow it as usual. At this point the only thing you really have to do is maintain it. This is best done by fertilizing your lawn. Fertilization has many benefits. It keeps your lawn looking great and weed free if done correctly. We strongly recommend using a professional unless you have the time and patience. Every coule of years you should also aerate your lawn to keep it healthy and thriving.


Article by: Rob Coyle (ScapeWorx)

Pruning Tips

Pruning Tips from ScapeWorx Landscaping & Design, Inc

for Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Media, West Chester, Delaware & Chester County

Regular pruning and maintenance has benefits for most plants, trees, and shrubs. Here in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Media, and West Chester pruning is typically done in the spring and in the fall.  It is always good to remove dead, dying, and unwanted branches.  


Watering New Plants

Watering New Plants from ScapeWorx Landscaping & Design

in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Media, West Chester, Delaware County, and Chester County, PA

Watering Plants in Garnet Valley - ScapeWorx

Watering your newly planted shrubs, perennials, annuals, and trees is very crucial in the overall survival of the plants. Water is essential in all living things without it none of us would be here. If you live in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, West Chester, Media, Delaware County, or Chester County, PA here are a few tips to help you out.

When you water your newly planted items it doesn’t do no good unless the water reaches the roots. Hold the hose directly over plant like the picture on the left and give it a good dousing. You also want to water them as soon as they are in the ground. Let the water soak in, and then water them again until the soil is extremely moist.


Watering Sod

Watering Sod by ScapeWorx Landscaping & Design, Inc.

in Glen Mills, Garnet Valley, Media, West Chester, Delaware County, and Chester County PA

Sod Installation - Garnet ValleyProper Watering and Care for your sod is very crucial during the first 10 days.

Don’t allow the sod to dry out… It must be kept wet and damp at all times.

Traffic on the sod must be limited. Do not walk on it unless absolutely necessary. Keep pets and any machinery off the sod for the first 3 weeks.

Check for any signs of disease, such as fungus, within 3 days of the sod installation. This is more likely to occur when the temperature and humidity levels are high.


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