Cape Cod Hydroseeding Company – New Lawn Installation Contractors
We have a variety of related equipment and attachments including Harley rakes, Brillion seeders and straw blowers that allow us to meet the demands of any conditions. We highly recommend hydroseeding for its fast germination, long term durability and cost effectiveness.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR NEW LAWN
DO NOT water the same day that your lawn has been hydroseeded. Starting the day after hydroseeding, you should lightly water your lawn twice (preferably three times) each day. Early morning and mid afternoon are the best times. Hand watering will not be effective; you will need a sprinkler. Your objective is to keep the area damp without puddling. After germination, approximately three weeks – you should reduce the watering to once in the morning every day, but all lawns should receive at least 1” of water each week.
When you set up your sprinklers and hoses, try to put them in areas which provide maximum coverage with minimum movement. Children, pets, bike riders, and general walking will result in a poorer germination rate.
No matter how clean the loam you use, weeds will arrive, especially in the spring. DO NOT put down any type of weed or crabgrass preventative; if applied, these will kill the new grass. Crabgrass will die out by itself in late summer. During the second year, pre-emergent crabgrass and weed preventative can be used safely.
Starter fertilizer is high in phosphorous, which helps to promote root growth necessary for all new lawns. There is a starter fertilizer included in your initial hydroseeding. After approximately three weeks, your new lawn will be fully germinated and should be given a second application of starter fertilizer. Fertilize regularly, preferably 3 to 5 times per year. Please call a professional lawn care company for this service.
A simple rule to follow: If the lawn needs to be cut, cut it. DO NOT wait until the whole lawn is 6” high to cut it, or the new grass (and the old grass also) will experience shock. Cut the lawn at its normal height; from that point on, continue normal maintenance – mowing, watering, fertilizing and liming – this will dictate the quality of your lawn.
HYDROSEED IS NOT SOD; it will need time to develop. Some areas will appear fuller than others, but the thin areas will fill in within the first year with continuous proper care.
McNamara Bros., Inc. guarantees 80-90% germination within 6 months if the following criteria are met:
1. There is a minimum of 4” of loam on the seeded area.
2. The area is covered by an automatic sprinkler system
3. The area has been regularly treated by a professional lawn care service
If the above 3 conditions are met, McNamara will guarantee this germination rate except due to:
A. Acts of nature, namely heavy rains or storms which may erode the area.
B. Mismanagement of the sprinkler system including but not limited to:
Watering overnight which could lead to harmful fungus