At J and R, we understand just how much you’ve invested in maintaining your property’s appearance! Proper watering and observation of general plant/lawn health are responsibilities of the owner and is the most important element to maintaining healthy plants. For your convenience, we’ve compiled these instructions to ensure the survival of your investment.
• Shrubs & Perennials: Both prefer to be soaked. Newly installed plants should be watered 2-3 times PER WEEK (2x in fall & 2-3x in spring & summer if it’s very dry) for the first full growing season. Water with garden hose for approx. 30-45 seconds.
• Watering: Grass seed prefers to be sprinkled. Keep the top 1” of lawn surface moist for the first 3 weeks (light daily watering). Use your judgment. Moist, but not soggy is the plan!
First 10 days: Water 2 times per day during Spring/Summer & 1 time per day during Fall(late August-mid October) preferably in morning & early evening. Be sure to allow soil to dry completely before watering again
Day 10-30: Water more thoroughly, but less often (2-3 times per week) preferably in morning or early evening.
Day 31-Entire life of lawn: During excessively dry periods, continue to water moderately 2-3 times per week to keep lawn healthy. Even when established, your lawn may not be strong enough to withstand long hot & dry periods.
• Mowing: Allow lawn to grow to a slightly longer length than normal (approx. 4-5’’) and then mow on a higher setting. Longer grass will aid in keeping soil cooler which is ideal for new lawns. When mowing be careful not to leave excessive clippings.
• Bare spots: If you opted for our highly recommended “Follow-up Fertilizing”, we will return 3-4 weeks after seeding and fertilize with a high nitrogen fertilizer to help promote a stronger, greener lawn. At this time we will assess and reseed where necessary. If you opted against the follow-up, spot-seed bare and thin areas 3 to 6 weeks after the initial seeding. It is important to continue proper watering.
Schedule our "Follow-up Fertilizing" scheduled 3-4 weeks after seeding that allows us to apply a high nitrogen fertilizer to help promote a stronger, greener lawn.
DO NOT apply WEED N FEED until after 3-5 lawn cuts to ensure strong, mature root structure.
Contact Emerald Lawn Care (315)698-8108 to schedule a fertilizing weed/insect control program