Hydroseeding Care and Maintenance

Depending on the size of the project, hydroseeding can be quite an investment. It’s important to take the proper steps in caring for and maintaining your newly hydroseeded areas if they are to last for years to come. Here are just a few key tips from our pros at Syman to help you get the most out of your investment. If you have questions that aren’t covered here about hydroseeding in Idaho and surrounding areas, give us a call at 208-287-8420 and we’ll help in any way we can!

  • Stay off lawn as much as possible for a minimum of 3 weeks. It is usually safe to walk on lawn after you’ve mowed a few times because the root systems will have grown deeper and matured.
  • For the first 24 hours, let your new lawn dry to allow the mulch to attach to the soil.
  • For the first three weeks (or until the grass is between 2” to 3”) water multiple times per day for short spans of time so that the lawn is kept moist. However, be careful not to over water allowing puddles to form or erosion to occur.
  • After grass is 2” to 3”, reduce watering to 2 to 3 times per week.
  • Mow any weeds that are taller than 3” to stunt their growth and allow the lawn to take over. Do not pull the weeds because this will increase the risk of a bare spots in your lawn.
  • After one month, apply a balanced, granular fertilizer to your lawn.
  • Treat for weeds as needed.