Caring For Your Newly Hydroseeded Lawn (Part#2 Fertilizing & Weeding)

Caring For Your Newly Hydroseeded Lawn (Part#2 Fertilizing & Weeding)

Hydroseeding is a reasonably new method for planting dry seeds. Our previous blog shared the advantages that hydroseeding brings to one’s landscape and the initial care it requires.

Since hydroseeding is an alternate way of sowing and reaping, many individuals are not aware of the specific practices needed for proper germination after hydroseeding. If hydroseeding is carried out according to instructions, it results in a beautiful and lush landscape. 

Hydroseeding is preferably performed on tricky areas like unleveled ground or slopes on a large site to cut down on the cost. Hursh’s Landscaping Inc. offers hydroseeding of lawns at economical rates in Macungie, PA. Click here to know more. 

In today’s blog, we will discuss the different fertilizing methods and the removal of weeds that hinder germination.

Fertilizing

  • The slurry of water, seeds, and mulch applied in hydroseeding also contain fertilizer, which gives the seedlings the boost needed for their growth. However, some seedlings cannot acquire that fertilizer, which is why one should fertilize a newly hydroseed lawn every month up till the proper development of plants and landscape is visible.
  • After the first few months and the plants’ initial development, fertilization should be performed every four months to strengthen their roots.
  • One should contact their local nursery or an experienced gardener for more information regarding what type of fertilizer would be best suited to soil and weather conditions. 
  • A ‘starter fertilizer,’ also known as phosphorous fertilizer, is necessary to stimulate strong root growth in the early month after hydroseeding. 
  • The sign for overdue fertilizing is when your new landscape starts losing color or gets a yellowed color. 
  • While new and fresh seedlings are weak and take their time to absorb nutrients from the soil, timely fertilization ensures enough nutrients in the ground for the whole landscape. 

Weeding

  • Every newly hydroseed lawn is likely to grow out some weeds as these are seeds that have not been able to grow their roots in the soil or have been dropped in by birds. 
  • While many assume that pesticides and herbicides can cure the weeds and decrease pests’ risk in the plants, it also hinders plant growth and quickly weakens the roots if applied in the initial stages. 
  • Herbicides for weed removal should be applied after the lawn has been mowed a few times. 
  • The biggest issue with weeds comes with broadleaf weeds, which comes with a broadleaf herbicide. Regardless, any herbicide or other chemicals must not be applied to new seedlings. 

Have no worries about your newly hydroseed lawn’s maintenance and care when Hursh’s Landscaping Inc. is at your service. We offer maintenance services at reasonable rates in Macungie, PA. Click here to get a quick response from our team.