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4 Ways to Encourage New Seedling Growth

by Kelly Dowell on September 30, 2013
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Did you or do you plan to aerate and overseed your lawn this fall? Here are some best practices to care for your baby seedlings!


  • Water immediately after seeding and then keep the seeds moist for approximately 4 weeks. Lack of water is the top deterrent from proper seed germination. Dowco has applied seed starter mulch to help insulate the seed, keep moisture in and birds out.
  • Continue to mow and blow leaves from turf as normal, but never rake new seedlings while they’re trying to get rooted.
  • Limit the amount of activity on your lawn for the remainder of the year. New grass seed will begin to germinate within 7-10 days and will reach maturity next spring.
  • If you use Dowco for your renovation, we will fertilize your new seedlings with a starter fertilizer that encourages new growth. We will also return within 30 days for a complimentary spot seeding to treat bare and trouble areas.

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Topics: Watering & Irrigation Tips, Seasonal Yard Maintenance, Turf Care, Dowco Specific, Fall Turf Renovation

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