After those boiling Virginia summers, our lawns are parched. We bet yours are, too! But recent rains, coupled with crisp autumn weather, mean there’s no time like now to grow some grass.
Scenario: Mr. Jones, your neighbor, knows grass can take anything. It’s tough, just like him. He struts around his lawn, chucking handfuls of seed everywhere. By the time spring rolls around, his lawn will be so green, everybody will have to wear sunglasses. Yeah, it’ll be that bright.
Chuckling to himself, Mr. Jones walks away after a few more minutes of tossing seeds. That was easy. And rain will take care of everything else.
Ah, but he forgot that his lawn is already stressed from summer. New grass will definitely have trouble getting established on such dry soil. Months from now, Mr. Jones will wonder why his yard looks so frazzled and wimpy.
You don’t want to grow grass like your neighbor, right? No way!
We’ll show you how to avoid frustration and save money. All you have to do is work with nature. If that sounds even more difficult than throwing seed around, trust us. It’s simple. Take a look:
You’re probably thinking, “I get it already!” But we really can’t emphasize the importance of daily watering. It’s the difference between you and Mr. Jones. Well, OK—regular watering prevents you from buying more seed and starting over next year.
Still, you need to have a watering routine. Without one, you’ll be just as bad as your sloppy, fictitious neighbor.
Here’s how we water seeds:
Wondering what happens if you overwater? It’s easy to get distracted and leave a sprinkler on for much longer than you intended. Or, maybe a storm arrived the second you wrapped up the hose. Regardless of the reason, it’s easy for seeds to get washed away. Bummer, right?
Fortunately, MowCow customers are covered. Whenever we seed lawns, we leave behind Headache Bags for this very reason. Tip: check your doorstep after we leave—you’ll find your very own sack of extra seeds! And guess what? If those get washed away, we’ll come back and reseed at no charge.
For those overachievers out there (we know who you are), there are even more ways you can encourage seeds to grow. So, let’s dig a little further!
To really, really improve your lawn:
Have fun with your new lawn and seeds! Have any remaining questions or concerns? Feel free to call us! It’s grass season, and we know you want to start off on the right foot. We can help with that!