Seeding your lawn is a great way to establish a beautiful new lawn from scratch. However, if you seed your lawn, you'll need to make sure that you follow a strict watering schedule to ensure the seeds develop properly. Before you even plant the seeds, you should water your lawn thoroughly to get your soil moist and give your seeds something to stick to. Then, after your plant your seeds, you should water them at least once per day for the next 2-3 weeks to ensure that they stay hydrated. When it comes to the timing of your watering schedule, you should only water them in the morning or evening. That's because the sun here in Iowa can evaporate water too quickly in the middle of the day, so you'll want to water them when it's cooler out. Continue reading to learn more about the ideal watering schedule for your newly seeded lawn.

You should water your lawn before you plant your grass seeds.

Homeowner watering a patchy lawn in Clive, IA.

Before you plant your grass seeds, you should first water your soil. You'll want to make sure that the top few inches of your soil are nice and moist. This is important because seeds are designed to respond to moisture, so when you plant them in soil that is already moist, it can kickstart the germination process. Another reason to water your soil before you plant your seeds is that the seeds will be able to stick to moist soil, decreasing the chances of them blowing off of your property before they have the chance to germinate and establish their roots.

Make sure that you are only watering your grass seeds in the morning or evening.

When it comes to watering your grass seeds, timing is everything. You should only water your seeds in the morning or in the evening. That's because these are the times when the temperatures are cooler and the sun isn't at its strongest. If you were to water your lawn in the middle of the day when the sun is at its hottest, the water could evaporate too quickly, and your seeds won't be able to take in the water that they need to thrive. The morning time is a great time to water your lawn because the seeds will have enough time to soak in the water before the sun starts evaporating it. Likewise, the evening is also a good time because the sun will be weaker, so the seeds can still soak in the water while also having enough time to dry before sunset.

In the morning, the best time to water your lawn is between 6:00 am and 10:00 am.

You should water your grass seeds at least once per day for 2-3 weeks.

Homeowner watering newly seeded lawn in Des Moines, IA.

If you want your grass seeds to develop into strong and healthy blades of grass, you'll need to make sure that they stay hydrated. You'll want to water your seeds at least once per day for the first 2-3 weeks to ensure that they always have the water that they need. However, you may need to water them more than once per year during the hotter times of the year. If you planted your seeds during the summer, they could benefit from being watered in the morning and evening.

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If you're planning on having your lawn seeded, you'll need to ensure that you're prepared to provide them with the water that they will need to flourish. At A+ Lawn & Landscape, we can install an irrigation system on your property that will be perfect for keeping your newly seeded lawn hydrated. What's more, it will also provide your lawn with the water it needs to stay healthy and look its best in the future. We offer our irrigation installation service to property owners in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Ankeny, IA, and throughout the surrounding areas. Call us at (515) 289-2020 to sign up for this service today!