Feeding Your Lawn
Since your new lawn is delivered healthy and green, it does not have to be fed right away. A fertilizing program can be implemented 30 to 40 days after installation. We recommend three to four applications per year, spaced out evenly throughout the growing season. A slow release turf type fertilizer made by a reputable manufacturer will provide you with a well-balanced feeding for your lawn and the fertilizer will release slowly. This, as well as watering-in the fertilizer, will reduce the risk of burning your lawn.
In the summertime, lawns generally require about 1 inch of water every week. Water evenly and slowly, so that it penetrates without run-off. Too much water can be as harmful as not enough. Soil that is continually soaked does not allow air to reach the root zone where it is required. Frequent, light watering will result in a shallow rooted lawn that will not withstand stress during hot summer months. Heavier, less frequent (one hour, two to three times per week) watering promotes deeper rooted lawns, able to withstand stress caused by heat, insects, etc.
The best weed control is a good, healthy turf. When your lawn is thick and vigorous, weeds simply have no place to get started.
Healthy turf will withstand infestation and recover faster than neglected turf. Here are some guides for healthy turf: